If the parent had gotten their proof of citizenship after the 2009 changes, then no, children are not "grandfathered" because of the first generation limit, not because of the retroactivity to the parent's date of birth.Hi! One thing I can't find a clear answer to... I'm a Canadian Citizen by descent -- my mom was born in Hamilton, Ontario.
My son was born in the USA in 2002, before the rules changed to limit to one generation and before I got my proof of citizenship. Were people born before 2009 grandfathered in (since they were "considered" citizens at the time of birth), or would we have had to apply for his proof of citizenship before the rules changed? What I've read isn't clear.
For your situation, if you had gotten your proof of citizenship before the 2009 changes, then you would be able to apply for your child's citizenship today because he would have been considered a citizen in 2002, and the current law does not take away his eligibility regardless of what generation he is
If you had gotten your proof of citizenship after the 2009 changes, then your son would not be eligible because even though you would be considered a citizen since your birth because of the retroactivity, the first generation limit of the 2009 Act now supersedes the retroactivity.
If you want more details, what is your birth year, and when did you receive your proof of citizenship?