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Sponsor dependent child for Canadian citizen

iAnanth

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Hello, I am Canadian citizen and can i sponsor my dependent children directly as Canadian citizen instead of PR as they were born before i got citizenship? I read that there is current policy change that will allow me do it. Is it true?

----lAanth
 

zardoz

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Hello, I am Canadian citizen and can i sponsor my dependent children directly as Canadian citizen instead of PR as they were born before i got citizenship? I read that there is current policy change that will allow me do it. Is it true?

----lAanth
Not sure what legislation change you are referring to. However, the child must already have permanent resident status before applying for citizenship
 
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Hello, I am Canadian citizen and can i sponsor my dependent children directly as Canadian citizen instead of PR as they were born before i got citizenship? I read that there is current policy change that will allow me do it. Is it true?

----lAanth
There is no legislation that allows your dependent child to get citizenship directly if they were born before you became a citizen. You've misunderstood whatever you read.
 

HK6

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ur child should be PR and your self PR and then you apply together to citizenship, even if he don't meet the years but you are meeting it . yes you both will be citizen same time
 

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zardoz

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Just to highlight the answer to the OP's question.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-0003-application-canadian-citizenship-minors-under-18-years.html

Who may use this application?
You may use this guide to apply for citizenship for your minor child (under 18 years old) if one of the parents is a Canadian citizen or is also applying for their Canadian citizenship. Read these instructions before you begin to fill out the application form. They contain important information.

Minor children must:

  • be under 18 years of age at the time of the application;
  • be a permanent resident of Canada;
  • have at least one parent (includes legally adoptive parent) who is a Canadian citizen or who will become a citizen at the same time as the child (applying together as a family). Note: legally adopted is not the same as having custody, guardianship or being the step-parent of a child.
Minor children must not:

  • be subject to any prohibition under the Citizenship Act (see section 11 of the application form CIT 0003); and/or
  • have any unfulfilled conditions relating to their permanent resident status; and/or
  • be under a removal order (asked by Canadian officials to leave Canada).