Canadian Proof of Citizenship

Canadian Proof of Citizenship

Children of Canadian citizens born in Canada may apply for proof of citizenship at any age provided they were the first-generation born abroad to a Canadian citizen.

For example, a foreign citizen born to a Canadian citizen, who themselves was also born abroad and also acquired Canadian citizenship through their parents, is typically not eligible for Canadian citizenship through their parents as the second-generation born abroad.

Adopted children of Canadian citizens are eligible for Canadian citizenship but the two-step process takes longer and involves more steps than those who are biological children of Canadian citizens.


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