That’s a complicated question as Canadian citizenship as a nationality did not exist until 1947. So your father was a British subject when he naturalized in the US and so the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act 1914 applies. And according to that law, he would have lost his British subject status by nationalizing in the United States, meaning you cannot claim Canadian citizenship through your father.
Q&A Categories Archives: Replacement Citizenship Card FAQ
You are replacing your PR Card. You can just send in a copy of your current PR Card and if they want the original they will let you know.
You need to apply for a replacement citizenship certificate and provide your correct year of birth in the documentation you submit the that application.
IRCC no longer issues Citizenship Cards, only Citizenship Certificates, so there is no way of getting a new Citizenship Card.
You need to submit applications to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with the required documentation. You should indicate that you need these to get passports to see if you can speed up what is otherwise an extremely long (5-6 months) process.
It depends which name you want to change. If you want your English name on your citizenship card, you will have to apply for a new citizenship certificate (the cards have been retired).
If you want to change your names to your original, you will have to use your landing paper and your citizenship card to have them changed.
The citizenship card has been retired so she cannot replace the card with another card. The citizenship certificate that replaced the card does not have a photo on it, sorry to say.
Provided your father became Canadian by birth or by naturalization (ceremony), you do not need to apply for citizenship, as you are a Canadian citizen.
What you need to apply for is a Canadian citizenship certificate. In order to do that, you will need your father’s birth certificate (or Canadian citizenship certificate or card) and your American birth certificate showing that he is your father. You will also have to provide a photo ID (your driver’s license is sufficient, or your passport) and some photos.
Submit the application by courier (so you can track it) to:
Case Processing Centre, Sydney
Proof of citizenship
49 Dorchester Street
In order to return to Canada you must:
- Apply for your Canadian birth certificate if you don’t already have it.
- Apply for your Canadian passport with your Canadian birth certificate and your American photo ID.
Once you have your Canada passport, you can move to Canada.