I am an American citizen, living in Australia, with my wife (Australian citizen) and baby girl (born here in Australia).
We are travelling to America in a few weeks. We have obtained an Australian passport for my baby girl, hoping to use it for her when entering the US.
However, my understanding is that
- Any child born with an American parent is automatically an American citizen (at least until they reach 18 years of age) and
- America does not recognise dual citizenship, requiring you to use your American passport to enter the country, if you have one.
Does this combination mean that I am required to register my daughter with the American consulate here in Australia, and obtain an American passport for her, before I am able to travel to America with her?