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shinji666
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Posted On: 9/5/2018
shinji666
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Hi,

Both myself and my wife are Canadians.

My daughter was born outside of Canada (in the US) and we haven't had the time to apply the citizenship for her.

Due to an urgency, we need to move back to Canada in a short period of time.

Would we face any issue/challenge if we fly back to Canada with her US passport and then apply the citizenship for her once we are in Canada?

Should we attempt to apply for the citizenship outside of Canada before we travel back to Canada? What is the best approach?

Thanks,
Sam
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Posted On: 9/18/2018
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Hello Sam,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.


Regarding your question,

Would we face any issue/challenge if we fly back to Canada with her US passport and then apply the citizenship for her once we are in Canada?


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a definitive response as to what situation you may face when entering with her US passport.

However, you may find some helpful information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the I am an American citizen. What do I need to enter Canada? section.

In terms of applying for a Citizenship Certificate (Proof of Citizenship) for your daughter, the processing time on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website is 5 months. (When processed from the United States).

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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