How do I apply for Canadian citizenship for my child?
- Step 1 – Make sure the minor is eligible. To be eligible for a grant of Canadian citizenship, the minor must:
- Step 2 – Gather the minor’s documents.
- Complete the application form.
- Step 4 – Pay the fees.
- Step 5 – Submit the application.
- Step 6 – Wait for the decision.
- Step 7 – Go to a citizenship ceremony and take the oath.
Can minors apply for citizenship?
Children below age 18 cannot file Form N-400 for naturalization and they need to turn 18 in order to apply for US citizenship. You will have to enter the names of your children in Form N-400, Application for Naturalization and your children below age 18 will become US citizens when you become a naturalized US citizen.
Is my child entitled to Canadian citizenship?
Canadian parents automatically pass on citizenship to their children, no matter where they’re born. At least one biological or legal parent needs to be Canadian at the time of the baby’s birth.
How old do you have to be to get a Canadian citizenship?
Everyone between the ages of 18 and 54 at the time they apply for citizenship must take the citizenship test. We use the test to determine if you have adequate knowledge of Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship. If you are 55 or older when you apply, you do not have to take the test.
Can an 18 year old apply for citizenship?
If you are now over 18 years old, you can apply using Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship.
Can a stepchild derive citizenship?
A stepchild is not eligible for citizenship or naturalization through the U.S. citizen stepparent unless the stepparent adopts the stepchild and the adoption meets certain requirements.
Does child born in Canada get citizenship?
Canada is one of the few countries that will give automatic citizenship to your child if they were born here, even if you are not a Canadian citizen. If you wish to become a Canadian citizen, there are legal ways to attain residency with a Canadian-born child. You can: Apply for permanent residence.
Do minors need to take citizenship test?
As we mentioned, your children automatically obtain citizenship when you become citizens whether they are born in the U.S., brought into the U.S., or adopted before or after your citizenship. No extra documentation, interviews, or tests are required.
Can a 16 year old move to Canada?
What exactly do you mean ‘move to Canada’. You cannot simply jump on a plane and move to Canada you need to apply for a visa and at 16 likely the only option would be a study permit not a work permit or perm residency.
Are minors citizens?
Contrary to popular belief, children (minors under the age of 18) generally cannot naturalize as U.S. citizens of the United States. By law, applicants for naturalization must be 18 years of age.