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    we applied for both roughly at the same time.

    yes the laws changed in april 2009 (we barely made it). your child CAN be canadian but his future children now cannot, something along those lines. Fairly complicated.

    your child's birth certificate would HAVE to have your name on it them, if you are unwed, i believe.

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    I'm born in Canada so there was no problem for my daughter getting citizenship, but her children will have to be born in Canada. You apply for citizenship and the passport on the same day and their first passport is only valid for 2 years anyway because they'll look very different.

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    yep, took my daughter to canada when she was 5 weeks old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solidstars View Post
    we applied for both roughly at the same time.

    yes the laws changed in april 2009 (we barely made it). your child CAN be canadian but his future children now cannot, something along those lines. Fairly complicated.

    your child's birth certificate would HAVE to have your name on it them, if you are unwed, i believe.
    also they need to visit Canada sometime before they reach 18 to ensure they get the citizenship.

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    Do you mean for a quick visit or to stay for a while
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    i believe it's just to "land" there - not a long stay... there's a detailed letter than comes with the citizenship card outlining everything.

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    oh i better dig that up then, thanks!

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    You can't just apply for Canadian citizenship from 1st Jan 2011 unless u r a Canadian born there. So I think you have to go through the whole immigration process.

    For HK would u consider bringing yr girlfriend here to give birth it's more straight forward.

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