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Old 07-31-2013, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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My mother was born in Canada in April 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She moved with her family to the US (Niagara Falls area) on August 20, 1952. While she lived in the US for a while, she moved back to Canada again in 1955 and came back to the US around 1957 and has stayed in the US ever since and, as far as I know, is an American citizen. She never renounced her Canadian citizenship, and both of her parents were Canadian and also stayed Canadian citizens (though don't know if that matters or helps any). I was born in December 1987 in the US and found out about the new Canadian law in 2010. With all of this being said, is it possible that I could be a Canadian citizen by descent and apply for citizenship and be a dual US and Canadian citizen? Just wondering. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Just wanted to add that my mother has her Ontario birth certificate and on my birth certificate, it shows my mother's birthplace as Canada.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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From Wikipedia that may not be 100% accurate=
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Canadian citizenship by descent

Every person born outside Canada after 15 February 1977, who has a Canadian parent at the time of birth, is automatically a Canadian citizen by descent. Every such person whose Canadian parent or parents were also not born in Canada and obtained their citizenship at birth by descent (second generation born abroad) must have successfully applied to maintain their Canadian citizenship before their 28th birthday, that is, if their 28th birthday took place before 17 April 2009. People falling into that category who did not take steps to maintain their citizenship lost their citizenship on that birthday. With Bill C-37[6] coming into effect on 17 April 2009, there is no longer a requirement or any allowance to apply to maintain citizenship.
For further info Home - Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Canada


http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/rules_2009.asp

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Yea.. For law related matters you should always concern with an immigration lawyer
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