My cousin (30) has recently been acknowledged by her dad as his daughter. Her dad is in the US now and she is in the Philippines. She was born out of wedlock and her parents separated before she was born. Dad was working in the military base in the Philippines. What is her right to become a US Citizen? Is she automatically a US citizen? Or does her dad have to petition her? They are talking of getting a DNA test done to confirm the relationship. I am trying to help her and the laws are confusing.