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My adopted child has permanent residence. How can I apply for citizenship for him or her?

If your adopted child is already a permanent resident, you can apply for a grant of citizenship. The same application form and fees apply to permanent or non-permanent residents. Adoptive parents can apply for either:

If you are an adoptive parent with permanent resident status, you can apply for citizenship for the child at the same time you apply for yourself.

Applying under the adoption provision

If you choose the grant of citizenship under the adoption provision, your child will be affected by the first-generation limit. That means your child will not be able to:

Passing on citizenship to an adoptive child

Adoptive parents can pass on their Canadian Citizenship to an adopted child if the:


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