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Baby born abroad when parents' Citzenship is underway

Old Apr 13th 2011, 7:03 am
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Hi

Originally Posted by christmasoompa
I'm sure you know this, and it's just the way the above sentence is written, but just to confirm that you will be sponsoring the child for Permanent Residence, not citizenship. Once s/he has lived in Canada as a PR for three years, then you can apply for their citizenship.

Also note that you cannot sponsor from abroad unless you are a citizen by that point, if you are a Permanent Resident you can only sponsor when you are living in Canada.

Also, if you don't get your citizenship (it's often tricky when abroad to fly back at only a week or so's notice for the test etc), then don't forget you must spend 2 years out of every 5 in Canada to maintain your PR.

Neither PRs nor citizens can sponsor children from abroad.
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Old Apr 13th 2011, 7:06 am
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Default Re: Baby born abroad when parents' Citzenship is underway

[QUOTE=BTJ;9302244]Minors do not need to satisfy the residence requirement, they just need at least 1 parent with citizenship or a citizenship application pending. So rather annoyingly you apply for PR, get PR visa, land in Canada and then same day apply for citizenship.

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Neither PRs nor citizens can sponsor children from abroad.
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Old Apr 13th 2011, 10:19 am
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Default Re: Baby born abroad when parents' Citzenship is underway

Originally Posted by PMM
Neither PRs nor citizens can sponsor children from abroad.
Are you sure about that?

This seems to suggest that you can still sponsor family members for PR even if you live outside Canada. You might need to be physically in Canada when they land - to fulfill any financial support requirements. So it seems to me that the OP could sponsor his child for PR from abroad - and then move to Canada later.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...-how.asp#step3

If you live outside Canada, you must:
•Pay your fees on the Internet, or
•Obtain an international money order or bank draft, in Canadian funds, made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.
•On the front of the money order or draft, write the financial institutions’ name, complete address (not a post office box number) and account number(s).
•Submit the money order or draft with your application.
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Old Apr 13th 2011, 1:44 pm
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Hi

Originally Posted by MarylandNed
Are you sure about that?

This seems to suggest that you can still sponsor family members for PR even if you live outside Canada. You might need to be physically in Canada when they land - to fulfill any financial support requirements. So it seems to me that the OP could sponsor his child for PR from abroad - and then move to Canada later.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...-how.asp#step3

If you live outside Canada, you must:
•Pay your fees on the Internet, or
•Obtain an international money order or bank draft, in Canadian funds, made payable to the Receiver General for Canada.
•On the front of the money order or draft, write the financial institutions’ name, complete address (not a post office box number) and account number(s).
•Submit the money order or draft with your application.
Sorry looks like I was wrong, after re-reading 130(1) and (2) of the regulations.
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Old Apr 14th 2011, 2:35 am
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Just so you are aware...

You will have the baby outside of Canada. At some point you will (likely) get Canadian citizenship.

Once you have Canadian citizenship, you can then start the process of applying for PR for your child while resident outside of Canada. Only Canadian citizens can do this.

If you do not have Canadian citizenship by the time you wish to return to Canada with your new baby/toddler, then you will have to return to Canada first and then sponsor the child. This should actually not be too difficult and is known as a dual intent entry. See details and logistics of a dual-intent intent entry for our experience of doing that (though it is a slightly different situation as I have Canadian citizenship).
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