We went down to the US Consulate in Chiang Mai this past week to get August’s US citizenship and passport. Panic struck when I was asked to state the time periods at which I resided in America. Apparently, the US has a law that says you have to have lived in the US for a cumulation of five years after the age of fourteen in order for a child born abroad to be considered a US citizen. I, frantically, started adding up the scraps of months here and there that our family spent travelling back and forth to the US, then added in my college years and the year that Jacki and I lived in the US after we got married and finally came out at six and a half total years after the age of fourteen. Phew, that was a close one.
So August’s passport is in processing right now. Here’s one of his passport photos that we took.