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Posted On: 8/11/2016
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My Dad became I Canadian citizen 10nyears ago, he is born a UK citizens but in canadian through naturalisation 10 years ago.

He was a UK citizens when I was born in 1992.

My question is can I apply for dual citizenship?
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Posted On: 8/11/2016
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Hi


ForumUser wrote:
My Dad became I Canadian citizen 10nyears ago, he is born a UK citizens but in canadian through naturalisation 10 years ago.

He was a UK citizens when I was born in 1992.

My question is can I apply for dual citizenship?


1. No, to qualify through citizenship through descent, your father/mother would have to have been a Canadian citizen at the time of your birth.
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Posted On: 8/11/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some detailed information on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website,

What is dual citizenship?

Every country decides whom it considers to be a citizen. If more than one country recognizes you as a citizen, you have dual citizenship.

You do not apply for dual citizenship and there is no related certificate. Canadians are allowed to take foreign citizenship while keeping their Canadian citizenship.

If you are a permanent resident but not a Canadian citizen, ask the embassy of your country of citizenship about its rules before applying for Canadian citizenship.



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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