Hello,I am an American Citizen, born in the US. My Mother is also a US Citizen. My Father was a Canadian Citizen living in the US as a permanent resident. I want to seek dual citizenship for both the US and Canada. Do I qualify with one parent being a US citizen and one Parent being a Canadian Citizen??Thank you
State/Country relating to question: Canada
The citizenship of parents can have an effect on the ability of someone to obtain citizenship in some countries but not on your facts.You must first be a permanent resident of Canada and then apply.Here is a link to the requirements to become a Canadian.http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/become-eligibility.asp
I am another Canada law expert and am answering though I was not the original expert.The answer provided to you by the first expert is actually not correct.If your father was Canadian when you were born then you are considered to be a Canadian citizen already.You do not have to apply to be permanent resident and you don't even have to apply to be a citizen of Canada. You already are.You simply need to appy for proof of citizenship.Here is the link to the government website that explains all you need to do:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp
Canada and the US both acknowledge dual citizenship so you are able to have what you want.I am sorry for the initial confusion.Please do not hestitate to post back if you need further clarification.