I think you need to get citizenship first then passport.
i will have a look at the link .
Joined: 27 Jan 2008
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:07 pm
Although Canada recognizes dual citizenship, Australia does not allow Australian's by birth to hold both an Australian and Canadian passport. Funnily enough, if you were born in Canada and acquired Australian citizenship by descent, you can have both citizenships and both passports I would suggest you check with the Australian consulate general or passport office before you apply as applying for a Canadian Passport/citizenship may mean forfeiting her Australian citizenship.
I am a Canadian and have moved to Australia about a year ago. I have looked this specific topic up because I am expected and I want dual citizenship for the babe. Here is a number to call 0293643050, should help you out its based out of Sidney (Canadian Immigration).
Hope it helps
Joined: 13 Dec 2007
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:21 pm
I think that can be arranged, will you be residing in Australia with the kid? That has something to do with residency. I think*
Your daughter can apply for Canadian Citizenship and she will NOT loose her Australian citizenship! I, myself, am proof of it. I obtained Canadian Citizenship 2 years ago and I am still a Australian citizen holding both passports.
The law called Section 17, which meant Australians could not obtain another citizenship without forfeiting their Australian Citizenship was finally repealed on 4th April 2002. Australia now does allow dual citizenship!
You can obtain more info on the Canadian citizenship process through Canadian Immigration and Citizenship (CIC).
Joined: 1 Apr 2008
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:04 pm
Yes Canada gives dual citizenship.
As long as you have a heartbeat you qualify to be Canadian.