My grandmother was born in Canada. I have been considering applying for Canada citizenship. This would give me dual U.S.

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Customer: My grandmother was born in Canada. I have been considering applying for Canada citizenship. This would give me dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. Could you tell me the pros and cons of doing this? Thank you.
JA: What steps has your grandmother taken? Has she filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: She did become a U.S. citizen after many years of living in the U.S. I believe she may have revoked her Canadian citizenship. But a birth certificate does show her Canadian birth.
JA: Has she talked to a lawyer about the citizenship application?
Customer: She is deceased.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No. I think that's it.
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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Are you thinking you can become a citizen of Canada because your grandmother was born here?

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I think I can. Is this not accurate?
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No it's not.

Citizenship by descent only passes to the first generation born abroad.

I am sorry about that.

Does that clarify the law?

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thank you.
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You are very welcome.

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