Long lost citizen?

2007-08-10

Were you born in Canada or brought up in Canada as a child? You may be a long lost citizen and eligible to re-establish your citizenship if:

  • You were once a Canadian citizen
  • You have become a permanent resident of Canada after you lost your Canadian citizenship
  • You have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for at least one year immediately before you apply
  • You did not have your Canadian citizenship taken away (revoked)
  • You have not been convicted of an indictable (criminal) offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act in the three years before you apply
  • You are not currently charged with an indictable offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act
  • You are not in prison, on parole or on probation
  • You are not under a removal order (an order from Canadian officials to leave Canada)
  • You are not under investigation for, be charged with, or have been convicted of a war crime or a crime against humanity

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Gianpaolo Panusa Gianpaolo Panusa is a Canadian immigration lawyer, writer, and founder of the PanCanadian Immigration Law Group based in Vancouver, Canada. Google+ Profile

  1. October 18, 2008
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