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MMacDonald1118
MMacDonald1118
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Posted On: 2/12/2018
MMacDonald1118
MMacDonald1118
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My father was born and raised in Marion Bridge, NS.

He left Canada in 1978 on a work visa and traveled to the States.

That's when he met my mom and they were married 9 months later.

They did move to Montreal after their wedding but after 3 months but my mom was home sick and wanted to live back in Philadelphia.

I was born in Philadelphia PA , my father always told us that we had "dual citizenship" but only Canada recognized it.

My father passed away in 1997 and a lot has changed since then (like needing a passport to cross the border).

So my question is, "dual citizenship" is this a real thing?

Would the process of becoming a Canadian Citizen or PR be different for me?

What steps would I need to take to become a Canadian Citizen?

I have property that I inherited when my father passed.

Thank you
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PMM
PMM
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Posted On: 2/12/2018
PMM
PMM
Posts: 471
HI

MMacDonald1118 wrote:
My father was born and raised in Marion Bridge, NS.

He left Canada in 1978 on a work visa and traveled to the States.

That's when he met my mom and they were married 9 months later.

They did move to Montreal after their wedding but after 3 months but my mom was home sick and wanted to live back in Philadelphia.

I was born in Philadelphia PA , my father always told us that we had "dual citizenship" but only Canada recognized it.

My father passed away in 1997 and a lot has changed since then (like needing a passport to cross the border).

So my question is, "dual citizenship" is this a real thing?

Would the process of becoming a Canadian Citizen or PR be different for me?

What steps would I need to take to become a Canadian Citizen?

I have property that I inherited when my father passed.

Thank you



1. Yes you are a Canadian citizen, if your father was born in Canada. You just have to apply for proof of citizenship. You will need your father's birth certificate and your birth certificate. To apply for proof of citizenship see: http://tinyurl.com/y9numaqv
2. Note that any children of your born before April/16/2009 can also claim Canadian citizenship, those born after that date can't.
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