Is my mother still considered a Canadian citizen if she was born St. John's Newfoundland to bvb a UK citizen n and later

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Customer: Is my mother still considered a Canadian citizen if she was born St. John's Newfoundland to bvb b a UK citizen n and later became a US citizen? She was born in 1934. I ask because I am interested ssd's ted in moving to Canada from the US but am disabled and from what I have been told, would not be accepted as a resident or future citizen.
JA: What steps has your mother taken? Has she filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: No. She is is a Us citizen. I am asking if her becoming a US citizen means she lost her birthright Canadian citzenship
JA: Has she talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: No. She asked because I am interested in immigrating but am disabled and unable to work.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: She wondered if her having Canadian citizenship would have any bearing on my ability to immigrate.
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Debra, Expert

Do you know if your mother renounced her citizenship with the Canadian government by taking active steps with the government to do so?

Customer
She was 3 yrs old when she left Canada for the UK. When she became a US Citizen she had to renounce any other citizenships she held,but she didn't do anything like contact the Canadian or UK embassies to formally renounce her citizenships. It was and is something that is done because the US doesn't recognize dual citizenship as I understand it.
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The ceremonial renouncement of any other citizenships is required of all people who become US citizens.
Customer
I can provide proof of her parent's arrival in Canada if needed, but do not have my mother's birth certificate. It disappeared at some point between when she obtained US citizenship in 1955 and now.
Customer
She'd be interested in information on obtaining a copy of that as well.
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Debra, Expert

She is still a citizen as she didn't take steps with the Canadian government. What she did in the US has no relevance.

So your mom can get a copy of her birth certificate by applying on line to the provincial government where she was born.

Then you can use her birth certificate to prove Canadian citizenship to our government.

Here are the links you and your mom will need:

https://www.gov.nl.ca/snl/birth/birth-certificate/

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-citizenship/proof-citizenship/apply.html

Does that help?

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if my mother is a Canadian citizen, and I am was born on US soil, does that make me eligible for Canaduan citizenship in the way that an American born on foreign soil to an American citizen is an American citizen also?
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Or eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship?
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Debra, Expert

You are 100% a citizen already. You just need to get proof.

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What sort of proof do I need?
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Debra, Expert

You mom's birth certificate.

If you read the information at the second link I provided you will understand.

You prove your mother is Canadian because she was born in Canada and Canada Immigration will give you a citizenship certificate.

Customer
I don't see a second link. I apologize. Would you mind terribly responding it.
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Resending it
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Thank so much
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Debra, Expert

You are very welcome.

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Thanks and take good care.

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Hi debra, I rated and tipped you from a different device. You provided excellent service.
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Debra, Expert

Thanks!

Customer
I di have another question: I am partially disabled but am able to do small amounts of of white collar and technical work. I draw both a disability pension and a US military widow's pension that places me slightly above Canadians average income. Those pensions will continue to be paid should I emigrate to Canada. Would my being disabled interfere with my taking up my Canadian citizenship?
Customer
My criminal record is clean except for a rather embarrassing speeding ticket. I do not to emigrate to have
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Emigrate only to become complete butden
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Byrden
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Debra, Expert

Because you are a citizen you can come to Canada as of right and it makes no difference what your financial situation is and even if you had a horrible because you are a citizen.

Customer
Argh. Burden. 90wpm on a traditional keyboard and I can't type on a phone to save my life.
Customer
I would no have issues with, or a waiting period for health care
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Debra, Expert

You will need private health insurance for the first three months.

Customer
Housing. Not free housing. I can pay rent
Customer
Ah. And how costly is that
Customer
Because of my medical conditions private insurance is about 1000 $ a month for me here.
Customer
Most of that is because a couple of my medications are exorbitantly priced here. I know much less in Canada
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Debra, Expert

You need to get medical coverage for out of country. It's travel medical insurance you will need and for three months. It will be expensive I am sure.

Customer
Thank you. It sure will. Thanks again Debra. I haverun
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Debra, Expert

Take good care.

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