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Hello - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to assist you today. I am a Canadian lawyer who can answer immigration and citizenship questions.
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If you were born in Canada and are also an American citizen, you already have dual citizenship because you acquired your Canadian citizenship by being born here and unless you had to renounce it in order to acquire your American citizenship, you are still a Canadian citizen. Both U.S and Canada allow dual citizenship.
With respect to your children, they can acquire Canadian citizenship because of your citizenship in Canada.
In order to do this, they need to apply for proof of citizenship by completing the application form and submitting it along with documentation which proves you were born in Canada and their birth certificates which show you are their parent.
Here is the link from Canada Immigration's website on the application process
Hope this answers your question.
Can you tell me what year you became a US citizen ?
Do you remember if it was before or after 1967 because that is the year the U.S. started recognizing dual citizenship .
If you had to renounce your Canadian citizenship, you would have had to complete an application and Citizenship and Immigration Canada would have notified you that you were no longer a Canadian citizen .
In that case, if you became a US. citizen in 1979, you are probably still a Canadian citizen. As I explained, you would have had to go through an application process to renounce your Canadian citizenship.
I would suggest that your children should try to get proof of Canadian citizenship if they have the necessary documentation.
The only way of knowing is for your children to apply for proof of citizenship. A search will be done of your citizenship status before they grant citizenship to your children.
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Yes you can too . If you want, you can apply first and pay $75. 00 and if you get verification that you are still a Canadian citizen, then your children can apply for proof.
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