I am a Canadian Citizen. I moved to Iran 6 years ago due to some medical conditions, my wife also is a PR. While in

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Customer: I am a Canadian Citizen. I moved to Iran 6 years ago due to some medical conditions, my wife also is a PR. While in Iran, we had a daughter born who is now 5 years of age. I applied for my daughter's TRV visa, back in June 1oth, 2021, & now it 's been over 5 months, & we haven't received her visa yet . I just travelled travelled to Vancouver, BC myself but wife & daughter are still in Iran. 2 questions I have: 1st is, how long will it take to get my daughter's visa?!2nd one, can I apply myself, under the law of: "Certificate of Citizenship for a child born outside Canada to a Canadian Citizen?! & 3rd question: Would it help, if I resubmit a new application on behalf of my daughter's TRV for the changes the government of Canada has had after the September 7, 2021?! Thank you
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: yes, I have filed on-line application for my daughter's TRV & I have a file number & client id number, I am able to check her online status...it says it is in process & occasionally email them & they keep telling me that I have to wait...\
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the visa?
Customer: no, I haven't ! you know how layers are! very expensive! I am trying to do the work myself ...
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Just the 3 questions I asked above: 1- How long more will it take to receive My daughter's Visa? Would I be able to apply for a "Certificate of Citizenship on daughter's behalf" & which forms do I need for that? & For post September 7th,do I need to resubmit another application?! If any thing else is missing here, Could you let me know! Thank You
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ToLawyer, Expert

Welcome and thank you for choosing Just Answer, an independent paid Q&A service! My name is***** am a lawyer in Canada and would be happy to assist you.

Please be advised that I am working from my computer and may not always be available immediately. Rest assured, I will get to your response as fast as I am able.

Customer
Hi JC, Sounds good,
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ToLawyer, Expert

Let me take a look here.

Customer
Not sure if my questions forwarded to you or I have to ask here!
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ToLawyer, Expert

Yes I have it.

Customer
ok,
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ToLawyer, Expert

The visitor's visa processing time is currently 272 days from Iran, it is hard to say how long it is going to take.

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ToLawyer, Expert

2) you are able to apply for a certificate of citizenship on your daughter's behalf. The application is here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-citizenship/proof-citizenship/apply.html

You can apply online or on paper. I would highly recommend you apply online.

Customer
ok, would it help to send a new application based on the following policy changes made for after Sep 7, 2021,
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ToLawyer, Expert

3) I would not recommend submitting new applications, it causes confusion and your application may get denied.

Customer
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors/visa.html#s1
Customer
I see,
Customer
how about applying for "Certificate of Citizenship for a child born outside Canada", Would that help to speed up the process?!
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ToLawyer, Expert

It would not speed up the process, but if she has citizenship, she does not need a temporary visa to enter.

Customer
I see, I am not sure what forms to used to apply for here "Certificate of Citizenship" & if I can do it on line! Meanwhile for her TRV visa, I had to apply on-line, Could you let me know what forms to use & on-line or on paper it should be! Please give me any other advice that can help to speed up the process since my wife is a bit ill & kind of hard to look after our daughter & It keeps me worried !Appreciate that,
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ToLawyer, Expert

I sent you the link to apply for citienzen ship online above. Here it is again: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-citizenship/proof-citizenship/apply.html

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ToLawyer, Expert

Online is always faster.

Customer
Oh, Ok, Missed it:) ...my apologies! Appreciate it !
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ToLawyer, Expert

No problem! Anything else I can help you with?

Customer
this link though, have seen it many is not very clear, very hard to see if cit 0001 or 0003 to use!
Customer
in my case!...not too sure which one I should use!
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ToLawyer, Expert

I am sorry, I do not quite understand your question.

Customer
there are few different "Certificate of Citizenship application forms for a child born outside Canada" forms including CIT 0001 & CIT 003, CIT 0003e...I am not very sure which one applies in my daughter's case !
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ToLawyer, Expert

Are you born in Canada? If not, when did you become a Canadian citizen?

Customer
no, I am not, 1993 I have become a Canadian Citizen
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ToLawyer, Expert

CIT0003 is the one for the child.

Customer
when I look at the CIT 0003, it says the folloowing:
Customer
This form and guide is for permanent residents, under 18 years of age, who have one pa
Customer
sorry,
Customer
This form and guide is for permanent residents, under 18 years of age, who have one parent who is a Canadian citizen or one parent who is applying for their Canadian citizenship at the same time.
Customer
38; my daughter is not a permanent Resident yet!
Customer
CIT 0001....may be?!!
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ToLawyer, Expert

Yes apologies, it should be CIT 0001

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Here is the complete step by step: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-0001-application-citizenship-certificate-adults-minors-proof-citizenship-section-3.html

Customer
I guess,me being a canadian citizen, the question is: my child being born outside canda, is she a Citizen as well or what?!:)...
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ToLawyer, Expert

Yes, she is - as long as when she was born you were a Canadian citizen.

Customer
ok, I thank you for your valuable input & appreciate your time, & wish you all the best....
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ToLawyer, Expert

No problem! anything else I can help you with today?

Customer
my apologies too...I am back here & all my Credit Cards are expired...., I am not trying to be a cheepo here!:)....but thak you so much.....take care!
Customer
used a friends card to get in here & he has a limited fund on his card too,
Customer
thank you again, Cheers
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You are welcome!

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Supper Helpful, Excellent!
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ToLawyer, Expert

No problem!

Customer
I will, & Thank You!...........All the best to you My friend.............
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ToLawyer, Expert

You as well!

Customer
perfect
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Indeed.

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