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Citizenship certificate

Discussion in 'Citizenship' started by munna, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Hi,
    I applied for Canadian citizenship and i expect very soon call for citizenship canada. Right now I am in India. My kids are below 13 and 10 years. I will be comming back over the night for oath when call from citizenship canada but my kids they stay at India.My question is : Canadian citizenship certificate ,Is this good valid documents for my kids to enter in canada any time? Is this any expire date for Canadian citizenship card ( like P.R card, Health card etc...)? Can Photo required for citizenship card for my kids?
    Please reply A.S.A.P
  2. When I applied for citizenship, I never got a call, only letters. First letter told me when and where to come to do my citizenship test. They let me know 2 weeks in advance. A couple of months later, I got another letter telling me when and where to come for oath ceremony. Again they told me 2 weeks in advance.

    The Canadian citizenship card has your photo on it, it has no expiry date. It is not a travel document like the PR card. If you come to Canada on your Indian passport with a citizenship card, they might let you in with it but you are really supposed to have a Canadian passport. You also get a citizenship certificate on paper and you need to keep that too because it's the only document that has the date when you became citizen and you might need to know that sometime.

    When you applied for citizenship, you applied for the kids too? You sent their photo's? The photos you sent will be used for the card.

    You can see what the citizenship card looks like at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp

    You can apply for passports at http://www.ppt.gc.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng
  3. Thanks for your reply, Yes , I have applied for my kids and also sent photo to citizenship canada. So , my kids can travel with there Indian passport with canadian citizenship card to enter Canada. My question is: After getting citizenship card for my kids, can I apply from India to Canadian consulate in India for getting of My kids Canadian passport or I have to bring my kids over to Canada for getting Canadian passport?
  4. I never said that. On the contrary I said that the citizenship card is not a travel document like the PR card. They might let you in with it but you are really supposed to have a Canadian passport. If you go to Canada with only an Indian passport and citizenship card, you do so at your own risk.

    You can apply for a passport at the embassy or even through the mail, go to http://www.ppt.gc.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng to find the forms.
  5. Thanks, you remind me very well that citizenship card is not a travel documents.I go through Passport Canada web site but i have not find my ansure, MY question is After getting Citizenship card of my kids , can I apply to Canadian Counsulate in India for Passport of my kids or I have to send them to Passport Canada office along with original documents, What is easy way for my kids for getting Canadian passport after getting canadian citizenship card?
  6. The applications you need at here:

    For the kids: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc042.pdf
    For yourself: http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc040.pdf

    As it says on the forms, you can fill them out and apply at the embassy or consulate. I guess you can only do it through mail if you do it within Canada.
  7. Dear,
    Thanks for your kind information, It is too helpfull to me.

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