How foreign-born children of Canadians get citizenship

Applying for a “Proof of Citizenship” will allow the foreign-born sons and daughters of Canadians to bypass the immigration process.

Canadian parents automatically pass on citizenship to their children, no matter where they’re born.

At least one biological or legal parent needs to be Canadian at the time of the baby’s birth. If you can prove your citizenship status to the Canadian government your children will benefit from the perks that come with being Canadian, and you are exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions.

It also works if you are the child of a Canadian born outside of Canada. In order to get citizenship status for you or your child, you have to apply for a Proof of Citizenship, which is also called a Canadian citizenship certificate. It costs about $75 CAD and can take around five months to process, according to the Canadian immigration department’s website. There may be an option for expedited processing in urgent cases.