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MoyWarr
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Posted On: 8/1/2018
MoyWarr
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Dear Sirs,

I was born in San José, Costa Rica, and was adopted by a Canadian citizen in 1972 at the age of 10. I am now 56 years old, and would like to know if I can still obtain Canadian citizenship through my deceased adoptive father. My deceased adoptive mother was a United States citizen, and I am currently a Permanent Resident in the USA. I have not become a US citizen yet, even though I have lived in the US since 1981. I would prefer to become Canadian, if that is possible.

Please let me know if I would qualify for citizenship, even though I have never lived in Canada.

Best Regards,

MoyWarr
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MoyWarr wrote:
Dear Sirs,

I was born in San José, Costa Rica, and was adopted by a Canadian citizen in 1972 at the age of 10. I am now 56 years old, and would like to know if I can still obtain Canadian citizenship through my deceased adoptive father. My deceased adoptive mother was a United States citizen, and I am currently a Permanent Resident in the USA. I have not become a US citizen yet, even though I have lived in the US since 1981. I would prefer to become Canadian, if that is possible.

Please let me know if I would qualify for citizenship, even though I have never lived in Canada.

Best Regards,

MoyWarr


Hello,

Thank you for using our forum.
In regards to your question about Canadian citizenship, you might find useful information in the following resources:

How do I apply for Canadian citizenship?
https://settlement.org/ontario/immigration-citizenship/citizenship/apply-for-canadian-citizenship/how-do-i-apply-for-canadian-citizenship/

See if you may be a citizen
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-citizenship/become-canadian-citizen/eligibility/already-citizen.html

For more specific answers regarding your case, you may want to ask a certified immigration consultant or lawyer
https://settlement.org/ontario/immigration-citizenship/immigrating-to-ontario/general-information-about-applying/should-i-get-help-with-my-immigration-application-from-an-immigration-consultant-or-lawyer/

We hope that you will find this information useful.

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