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Citizenship - Minor Form CIT 0003 (06-2015) 

julyleon
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Posted On: 8/11/2015
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Pertaining to question 11 sub k : "In the past four years, was your child present in any country, other than Canada, for at least 6 months cumulative) , If you have checked "YES" provide police certificates for each country (for children 14 years of age and older) ".

In my child's case, the answer is YES. However, he was then only 11 years of age. Do we he need to provide police certificate from that country ?

The child came and reside in Canada at age of 12 now he's 14.




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Posted On: 8/11/2015
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Hello Julyleon,

According to the Guide CIT 0003 - Application for Canadian Citizenship - Minors (under 18 years of age) Instuction guide it states,

If your child was 14 years of age and older and present in any country, other than Canada, for at least six (6) months (cumulative) in the past four (4) years, you will be required to obtain a police certificate for your child issued by that country.


As you can see it states, If your child was 14 years of age.

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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julyleon
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Posted On: 8/12/2015
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Hi Anna,

Thanks. So therefore , while my answer is "yes" to the question, we don't need to provide police certificate because he was only 11 years old then?

- Julyleon

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Posted On: 8/12/2015
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Hello,

We suggest that you may want to confirm with CIC by calling 1-888-242-2100 (In Canada Only).

Please try calling them to see what they say. If you could let us know the outcome that would be helpful.

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julyleon
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Posted On: 8/12/2015
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I did call but they refused to clarify. Instead advised me to consult the CIC guideline, a lawyer or community discussion forum.

My interpretation or understanding of the guideline may or may not be correct. I just want to avoid application returned for that reason.

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Posted On: 8/12/2015
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Hello JulyLeon,

We can appreciate that you would be concerned.

The fact that they have refused to clarify the guidelines or application questions is a very difficult situation.

All we can state is what the Instruction Guide states:

If your child was 14 years of age and older and present in any country, other than Canada,


We hope that others can share their comments 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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