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How do I get Dual Citizenship? 

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Posted On: 10/24/2016
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Hello-

My father was born in Canada, myself in the U.S.

How do I go about applying for dual citizenship to Canada?
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Posted On: 10/27/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some helpful information on the Immigration, Refugees and Canadian Citizenship (IRCC) website in the See if you may be a citizen section.

Here is an excerpt,


You are probably a Canadian citizen if…
  • you were born in Canada,
  • you applied for and received your Canadian citizenship (this is called becoming a naturalized citizen),
  • you received Canadian citizenship as a minor when a parent or legal guardian naturalized you by applying for your citizenship,
  • you were born outside Canada and at least one of your parents was born in Canada,
  • you were born outside Canada and at least one of your parents was naturalized in Canada before your birth, or
  • you became a citizen because of changes to the Citizenship Act.




You may want to use the Am I Canadian? tool just to confirm your situation.

Additionally, you can look into applying for proof of citizenship. You can find detailed information on the Immigration, Refugees and Canadian Citizenship website in the Apply – Proof of citizenship section.

We have had some of our users previously state that they have been able to contact IRCC from abroad by dialing 1 613 944 4000. Listen to the options to get to IRCC. Then you should be transferred to the IRCC Call Centre.

Please note though that some have reported that it did not work for them or that it is no longer working.

You may want to give it a try.

Long distance charges will apply.

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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