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Old 01-09-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Default Need a new citizenship card ASAP

Hi all,

I'm a Canadian citizen living in the USA (where I'm a green card holder). I need to renew my expired passport, but unfortunately I cannot for the life of me find my citizenship card. I mailed in an application for one about a year ago but I haven't heard ANYTHING from the Canadian government since then. I tried calling the Canadian embassy here in DC and they weren't too helpful.

What is the fastest way of getting a replacement citizenship card?
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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I tried calling the Canadian embassy here in DC and they weren't too helpful.
Speak to their Consular Section. They are helpful, but some offices work half-day etc. so you need to find out their working hours & days.

Washington, D.C.
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2114
Tel: (202) 682-1740, Fax: (202) 682-7619, webmaster@canadianembassy.org
Territory: Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, District of Columbia
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What is the fastest way of getting a replacement citizenship card?
The Consular office should be able to guide you.

They can expedite it, if you have to travel by a certain date and you've travel itinerary/airtickets etc to back up.


Fyi
Application for a citizenship certificate under Section 3
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Thanks! It's not for travel (although my dad and his girlfriend are getting married in November, but I don't think they've booked anything yet), it's convenient to have. Although I do think I need to have a passport in order to replace my social security card (I sure am good at keeping these documents ).
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm a Canadian citizen living in the USA (where I'm a green card holder). I need to renew my expired passport, but unfortunately I cannot for the life of me find my citizenship card. I mailed in an application for one about a year ago but I haven't heard ANYTHING from the Canadian government since then. I tried calling the Canadian embassy here in DC and they weren't too helpful.

What is the fastest way of getting a replacement citizenship card?
All this time I had no idea you were Canadian
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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It's pretty much by name only. Got it through my dad when I was born, I've never even lived there. I like visiting though
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:43 AM
 
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You could apply for the Canadian passport by claiming Canadian citizenship by descent, it will require you to submit your Dads Canadian birth certificate along with your own Birth certificate and any other required documents in the passport application process..
Welcome to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

I thought they only gave out Canadian citizen ship cards to actual Canadian residents..
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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I thought they only gave out Canadian citizen ship cards to actual Canadian residents..
Nope, my son (Canadian citizen because both his parents are) got one while we were still living in the US. It did take a lot of time though (about a year), not sure why it would take as much time for a replacement card, although as with everything immigration-related this is a highly bureaucratic procedure.
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