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How to claim my daughters US citizenship

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Hello everyone.
I am hoping someone can help me in claiming US citizenship for my daughter. Her father is a U.S citizen in the military who lives in the U.S. We are no longer in a relationship and he refuses to report our four year daughters birth to th U.S consulate so she can accquire U.S citizenship/passport/SS number.
Is there any way I can report the birth myself as his name is on the British birth certificate and he pays child support through the NY family courts?

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Thank you for your speedy reply.
She was born in thr U.K and we were not married at the time of her birth. However he did sign the birth certificate and pays child support via the NY court system.
We live in thr U.K. We travel to the States on the visa waiver 5 to 6 times a year and the immigration officer has informed us twice now that she needs to have a U.S passport if her father is American and we visit so often.
What is his reason for this behaviour? Because he is already on the birth certificate, he is already paying for her, and he obviously likes to see his daughter often if you travel to him 5 or 6 times a year...
We don't go to America to see him. I take my daughter to see his family and god parents. He refuses to see her now. His mother made him choose between her or moving to the U.K for 3 years whilst I studied and he chose her!!!! Pathetic excuse for a man.
No. And the child cannot sponsor the mother for a visa for the US until the child is 18 and actually resident in the US (which means the child would have to have adequate resources to provide for the mother as sponsor).
Thanks a million guys for al your help. Contacted an immigration lawyer in New York who will help me hopefully.
I do not want myself or daughter to relocate to the U.S (although all our family is there) as I hold passports for Canada, the U.K and Caribbean and am married to U.S citizen.
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