Resurrecting an old thread because I don't want to start another one about the same thing.
This was in the "Making Canadians" thread:
zmlr300 wrote: 914 wrote:
As of February 1, 2012, all Canadian citizenship certificates are 8.5x11 paper size documents. The "cards" are no longer issued after February 1, 2012. See http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp
I sent in our application for my child's citizenship certificate in February 2011 from California to Nova Scotia. CIC received it 2/21/2011. They started processing it 3/18/2011. They issued the citizenship card 1/24/2012. I received it in Taiwan (mail rerouted from US) 2/29/2012. So on average, 11 months.
Talking about efficiency eh?
My son is just shy of 22 months old, he had 3 passports for over an year already. (Taiwan, Japan, Canada)
I have a question about getting passports for children. How beneficial is it to apply for multiple passports for a child? Currently our children just have US passports, proof of Canadian citizenship, and I think the ROC ID (is that the same as proof of citizenship? Not sure) is a lost cause at this point since we're all living in TW on ARCs anyway.
We all have US passports, but with a Jewish last name (mine is tacked on to my own surname, not in place of) we wonder if it's better for the kids to get Canadian passports like I also have to make travel as a family easier. I mean, if anything happens, the woman and children will be safe!
It's not something we've given that much thought to yet, since we've no immediate plans to travel to any Muslim or middle east countries, but you always wonder with the anti-Semitic/anti-USA sentiments in certain countries...
Zmlr300: can you tell me why you decided to get 3 passports for your child? Feel free to PM me if you'd like. Thanks!