Canadian Citizenship is one of the most sought after citizenships in the world. Citizenship through adoption allows applicants who have Canadian parents to apply to obtain citizenship, receive a Canadian passport, and receive all the benefits related to citizenship.
Citizenship through adoption category favours applicants who were adopted by Canadian parents outside of Canada. Applying for adoption through citizenship allows applicants to apply for citizenship and claim their entitlements to the benefits which accrue through citizenship.
For Citizenship through adoption, applicants must have been adopted outside Canada on or after January 1, 1947, possess at least one Canadian citizen parent at the time of the adoption, demonstrate that the adoption was in the best interests (of the adopted child), that the adoption created a genuine parent-child relationship between the adoptive parent(s) and the adoptee, and that the adoption complied with all laws for the country of nationality of the adoptee at the time of the adoption as well as the laws for the country of residence of the Canadian parent(s). Additional visa requirements also apply.
An applicant who is granted citizenship through adoption will be entitled to rights and freedoms including legal rights, equality rights, mobility rights, aboriginal people's rights, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to peaceful assembly. They will also have to obey Canada's laws, express their opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others, help others in the community, care for and protect our heritage and environment, and eliminate discrimination and injustice. Another of the privileges is the right to vote, and have a say in the political leadership in Canada.
To see a full listing of our fees and services, Citizenship through Adoption processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.