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Delayed Citizenship Card for Child Abroad 

ekamukama
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Posted On: 11/22/2014
ekamukama
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I applied for a citizenship card in Feb. 2013 for a child who was born & still lives abroad. I applied from Canada - I am a Canadian citizen for the last 30 years. It has been almost 2 years (20 months) still no card. When I call. am told its still in process!!! What can I do?? Am at my wits end!
To make matters worse, I am applying to sponsor the mother but that takes long. In the meantime, they cannot give them a visitor's visa to visit me so.... Please help!


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Posted On: 11/25/2014
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Hello Ekappa,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned and frustrated with this process.

Unfortunately, according to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website in the Processing Times: Citizenship Certificate (Proof of Citizenship) section, it states that the routine application processing time is 5 months. However, if you are applying on behalf of a minor child residing outside Canada and outside the United States and the application is submitted directly to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia, you need to add an additional 6 to 8 months to the total processing time.

It suggests that if it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, and you live inside Canada, you should contact the Call Centre.

It also states that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre agents cannot speed up the processing of your application or make decisions on your case. If you live outside Canada and outside the United States, it suggests that you contact the office where you submitted your application.

We are sorry that we do not have any additional information to provide you.

We hope that other users can share any similar situations, comments and suggestions with you.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Edmonton07
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Posted On: 3/16/2015
Edmonton07
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We are in the same boat. We applied for the citizenship card a year ago and nothing since then. We moved to the USA a few months ago, I tried to update our address but I cannot call CIC from the US and cannot enter a US address online so we just gave them a friend's address ...

Have you heard anything since your post?
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