We just decided to move to Canada. I'm a US citizen, grew up in Florida, met a Canadian online and we got married and he immigrated to the US. We were planning to move north because here in the south it's almost impossible to get health insurance. With my last employer, it was going to be $1500 per month for insurance with a $10,000 deductible and 80/20 coverage after that and tons of stuff not covered. I was looking at Northern Michigan, but, then we decided if we were moving that far north, might as well move over the border and have some hope of health coverage and retirement one day.. lol We've been married almost 15 years and we have a 9 year old child, born in the US. We never got around to filling out the form for Canadian citizenship for her. Wish we would have done that years ago! So, from what I've read so far, it looks like she's already technically a citizen, just doesn't have the proof of that. It looks like my spouse needs to file for my citizenship and sponsor me but not her. It looks like we have to send in the CIT 001 for her- and we could do that immediately. We have one certified copy of my husband's Canadian birth certificate. Do we need to send that or can we make a photocopy? It looks like her birth certificate has to be an original or certified copy, but, that's easy since they aren't that expensive here. Hate to send my husband's $45 birth certificate in the mail though if I can just make a color photocopy. Especially since I think we'll have to send it with my forms as well! As far as the timeline goes, can we submit the application for me even though our daughter's certificate of citizenship application looks like it will take longer to get approved than the permanent resident application? I hope we don't have to wait for hers to be completed since it looks like that's 6+ months now. Any other tips or advice would be appreciated! I'm not too worried about it, we have no criminal history, have an easily verifiable marriage and all that fun stuff.