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Old 9th September 2019, 11:48 AM
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Not sure if anyone knows anything about this but I'm a Canadian living in the UK, recently had a baby.

Due to new rules for Canadians, a dual citizen cannot just travel on one passport, they must carry both to go to Canada. Since my baby is automatically dual I need a canadian passport for him to go back to canada.

According to the consulate I can apply for citizenship and a passport at the same time. The waiting time for the citizenship certificate is 8ish months. For a child passport it says 20 days, but I don't know if this applies to newborns born outside canada since they dont have a canadian birth certifiate.

My question would be, has any canadians with a baby here in the UK applied for the 2 at the same time and got the passport before the citizenship certificate?

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It is not that a dual citizen must carry both passports, it is that they must enter Canada on a Canadian passport. And apparently this only applies when flying - if coming into the country by sea or land this doesn't apply (so you could fly to the US and cross into Canada without a Canadian passport). The Liberals were just trying to force people to apply for passports and pay the fee, there is no other reason for this.

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Oh yeah its definately a cash grab for govt. Its a pain though as the guidance is vague on newborns.. do they start out as Citizen this need a passeport or do they become a Citizen after applying for the citizenship certificate. My husband reckons he can go as a brit since he's not a citizen let officially so shouldnt need passport until he's got his citizen certificate.. im still looking into this conudrum rhiugh.

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My London born daughter went to BC on her British passport before we got her Canadian citizenship settled. The eTA application process for her was almost instantaneous (no record of her, so no need to refuse)... her dad's took a bit of time to come back approved.

Daughter was born in mid-June '16 and I applied for her certificate in late August and we were in Vancouver for Thanksgiving '16. Nobody questioned us about her status, as she was just considered a Brit.

Her certificate came back just after New Year '17 and I got her a Canadian passport shortly afterwards.

Pro tip: for your Little Boy's Canadian passport application, your UK husband should be the primary parent on the application and list you as the secondary parent... this way, you can act as guarantor for your son... my husband and I did this for our daughter's passport and nobody asked any questions.

We've since been back to Vancouver (Hallowe'en '17) and she went through CBSA checks as a Canadian when we landed in Calgary (we flew WorstJet from Heathrow and Calgary was as close as we could get to Vancouver without changing planes) and we returned to London on our British passports (the check in agent at YVR wanted verification that we had entry clearance from the UKBA prior to boarding the plane).

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