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Old Aug 1st 2005, 10:30 pm
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Yet another question in our ongoing immigration saga.

We're going to have an addition to the family next February, all being well. Slap bang in the middle of our emigration process (and just about the time I get made redundant and we try and sell our house!).

I'll be applying for PR at the back end of this year (September - November).
Will we have to fill out another application for the baby later on, bearing in mind we're emigrating as family class from the UK (my partner's Canadian)?
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Originally Posted by Mr Lee
I'll be applying for PR at the back end of this year (September - November).
Will we have to fill out another application for the baby later on, bearing in mind we're emigrating as family class from the UK (my partner's Canadian)?

The child will be a Canadian citizen automatically. Was your partner born or naturalised in Canada?

Also - you use the word 'partner'. Are you legally married? If you're not, is your Canadian partner a British citizen also, or a UK permanent resident?

If the answer is also no, you'll need to apply for your child to be registered as a British citizen, even if it's born in the UK (they will grant the application, provided you make it).


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The child will be a Canadian citizen automatically. Was your partner born or naturalised in Canada?

Also - you use the word 'partner'. Are you legally married? If you're not, is your Canadian partner a British citizen also, or a UK permanent resident?

If the answer is also no, you'll need to apply for your child to be registered as a British citizen, even if it's born in the UK (they will grant the application, provided you make it).


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It would be very helpful if your partner applies for a certificate of Canadian citizenship for the new addition as soon as possible after the child is born. (It is a lengthy process.) Having that will make things very much easier when applying for health coverage for the child (and other matters too) once you are settled in Canada.
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It would be very helpful if your partner applies for a certificate of Canadian citizenship for the new addition as soon as possible after the child is born. (It is a lengthy process.) Having that will make things very much easier when applying for health coverage for the child (and other matters too) once you are settled in Canada.
Thanks Jim.

So basically when the little one arrives, he/she is automatically "canadian" due to my partner being so - but she has to apply to make it official?
When you say "lengthy", any idea how long we're talking here?
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Originally Posted by Mr Lee
Thanks Jim.

So basically when the little one arrives, he/she is automatically "canadian" due to my partner being so - but she has to apply to make it official?
When you say "lengthy", any idea how long we're talking here?

The baby is automatically Canadian but you need a citizenship card to prove this. As Jim says this will likely take some time to issue, apparently the Canadian High Commission in London will issue a temporary Canadian passport if you need to move before then.

If your partner is Canadian by descent (ie neither born nor naturalised in Canada) the child will lose Canadian citizenship at age 28 unless he or she qualifies to retain it.

On the basis of the information posted, it's not clear whether the baby will be British automatically (even if born in the UK) or whether you will need to apply to the Home Office for a Certificate of Registration as a British citizen.


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Originally Posted by Mr Lee
Thanks Jim.

So basically when the little one arrives, he/she is automatically "canadian" due to my partner being so - but she has to apply to make it official?
When you say "lengthy", any idea how long we're talking here?
For one example - provincial health insurance - they expect people born abroad to have immigrant visas to show them or Canadian passports. If the child is a citizen through a parent only, they may hesitate to register it without direct proof of its citizenship.
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