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can my children get citizenship while living in US 

jeanineyoder
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Posted On: 8/19/2016
jeanineyoder
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I was born in Canada, grew up in Ontario,

and now reside in the US. I have 3 boys born 2004 - 2008 and

I want to apply for Canadian citizenship.

We plan to stay living in the US.

Can I apply for citizenship for them if we do not yet plan to relocate back to Canada?
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Posted On: 8/23/2016
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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 in the I am Canadian. My children were born outside Canada. Are they Canadian? section.

Here is an excerpt,

My children were born before April 17, 2009

There are a number of laws and rules that affect if your children are Canadian. They probably are because most children born to Canadian parents before April 17, 2009, were citizens at birth.



You can find some additional details in the Application for a Citizenship Certificate for Adults and Minors (Proof of Citizenship) under Section 3 (CIT 0001)

It is possible to apply for their Canadian citizenship from outside Canada. You can find the specific instructions in Where to mail the application section.

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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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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