Is it possible for foreign-born children of Canadians to be citizens?
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Is it possible for foreign-born children of Canadians to be citizens?

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Foreign born children of Canadians to be citizens

According to the rules of the Canadian government, Canadian parents can pass on citizenship to their kids automatically. It does not matter where they are born, as long as one biological or legal parent is Canadian at the time of the child’s birth. This is extremely convenient since parents do not have to take on difficult procedures in order to give their children basic citizenship rights in Canada.

Advantage of this rule:

If the Canadian parent of the child is able to prove their citizenship status to the government of Canada, their children will be able to enjoy all the perks of being a Canadian. The kid will also be exempt from the coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

One of the best things about this rule is that it is equally applicable if the parent is Canadian, and the child was born abroad. However, it is important to remember that Canada restricts the convenience of passing on citizenship to just the first-generation of kids born outside Canada. This means that grandchildren will not be given this same benefit.

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How can you go about it?


If you are planning to get citizenship status for yourself or your kid, you have to submit an application for a Proof of Citizenship or a Canadian citizenship certificate.

The Canadian immigration department’s website states that the process will cost you around $75 CAD and might take about five months to complete. However, if your situation requires urgent assistance, you can choose to expedite the processing.

By applying for the “Proof of Citizenship”, you will be giving your foreign-born children the ability to bypass the immigration process. You can find all the necessary forms on the webpage of IRCC. They are easy to download, fill and submit. Make sure that you attach all the required documents.

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