Does Canadian citizenship expire?

Old Mar 24th 2024, 8:37 am
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Some guidance would be great....

I was born in the UK in 1970 and as a family we moved to Canada in 1974. In 1982 I received my Canadian citizenship and I still have all the paperwork.
Unfortunately we had to return to the UK in 1984 and I have lived there ever since.

​​​​ Is my Canadian citizenship still valid and would I still be able to apply for a Canadian passport?

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Old Mar 24th 2024, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by FallenAngel44
Some guidance would be great....

I was born in the UK in 1970 and as a family we moved to Canada in 1974. In 1982 I received my Canadian citizenship and I still have all the paperwork.
Unfortunately we had to return to the UK in 1984 and I have lived there ever since.

​​​​ Is my Canadian citizenship still valid and would I still be able to apply for a Canadian passport?

Many thanks and take care
Yes, still valid. Yes, can apply for passport. No, doesn't expire.
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Originally Posted by dbd33
Yes, still valid. Yes, can apply for passport. No, doesn't expire.
Thank you so much. I shall apply.
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Default Re: Does Canadian citizenship expire?

I would say, certainly yes.

However I would expect that once the Conservatives come into government the debate of "Canadians of Convenience" and "Ties to Canada" will come up again.

It's probably the only positive out of the Trudeau government that this is not a public discourse yet.

In your situation I wouldn't wait around and apply for a Canadian passport rather sooner than later.
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Very good point about the Canadian passport as Canadian citizens are required to enter Canada on their Canadian passport. Apparently airlines can refuse boarding if you state you are a Canadian citizen but do not have a canadian passport.
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Very good point about the Canadian passport as Canadian citizens are required to enter Canada on their Canadian passport. Apparently airlines can refuse boarding if you state you are a Canadian citizen but do not have a canadian passport.
Airlines will refuse boarding.

As a Citizen of Canada you would require either your Passport, Citizenship document or a valid NEXUS card. You have to confirm which document you are showing when you book.

I once went to the US and forgot my PR card. Thankfully that was previous to the changes. I'd have been stuck in the US under the current rules till it was posted to me or I got help from the embassy.


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