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Can Canadian Citizenship be reclaimed?

Can Canadian Citizenship be reclaimed?

Old Jan 13th 2002, 6:21 pm
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Rbb
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If an Canadian citizen has been out of the Canada for more than 20 years and in the
meantime become a citizen of another country. But would like to return back to Canada
now, can he/she reclaim his/her citizenship. If so what is the best way? Any advice
will be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old Jan 14th 2002, 12:06 am
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If she acquired the citizenship of another country prior to February 15, 1977 she
will have lost her Canadain Citizenship. If she acquired it on aor after Feb15, 1977
she is still a Canadian citizen unless she renounced it. Have her contact teh nearest
Canadian mission, the consular section for further advise.

Jim Metcalfe


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Old Jan 16th 2002, 5:34 am
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[usenetquote2]> > If an Canadian citizen has been out of the Canada for more than 20 years and in[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > the meantime become a citizen of another country. But would like to return back[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > to Canada now, can he/she reclaim his/her citizenship. If so what is the best[/usenetquote2]
[usenetquote2]> > way? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.[/usenetquote2]

Hi Jim, Thanks for your reply. In case such a person would apply to reclaim
citizenship and acquire it. If the country they are living in now does not offer dual
citizenship in such a case he will then become a foreigner staying in that country
without a visa to that country. Isnt it better if the person could go to Canada and
then reclaim his/her citizenship. Any thoughts?.
 
Old Jan 16th 2002, 2:48 pm
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"RBB" wrote:

> In case such a person would apply to reclaim citizenship and acquire it.

I'll assume the above is a question. The answer is, generally, no. Canadian law does
=not= provide an easy way for ex-citizens to get their citizenship back.

The best the current Citizenship Act can offer is that if someone who used to be a
citizen can get accepted for immigration, he/she becomes eligible to apply for
"resumption" of citizenship after living in Canada (as a landed immigrant / permanent
resident) for one year, instead of the usual three years. [Citizenship Act,
11(1)(d).]

However, you would first have to get accepted for immigration, on the same basis as
if you had never been a Canadian citizen.

Rich Wales [email protected] http://www.richw.org
*NOTE: I've lived in both Canada and the US and have dual citizenship.
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer, professional immigration consultant,
or consular officer. My comments are for discussion purposes only and
are not intended to be relied upon as legal or professional advice.
 

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