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Will my child automatically have the right to a Canadian passport once he or she gets citizenship?

Yes. As a Canadian citizen, your child can apply for a Canadian passport right after getting citizenship. To do so, he or she will need a citizenship certificate. However, if you cannot wait for the citizenship certificate to be issued to your adopted child, you may apply for a passport without one. With your consent, we will send confirmation of your child’s grant of citizenship to the Canadian government office outside Canada that will issue the passport.


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