Our Canadian citizenship services

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Many people born outside Canada, and who have never visited the country, may be Canadian citizens through an ancestral connection.

We offer a systematic and thorough evaluation process that can establish if you or your child has, or is eligible to acquire, Canadian citizenship. Following our initial assessment, we can prepare a Status Trace that investigates your family history and whether you can claim Canadian citizenship. Our Status Trace will state the legal basis of the claim and support the application with detailed reference to the relevant legislation.

Our other services include assistance with:

  • Application for official recognition of existing Canadian citizenship
  • Application for recovery of a Canadian citizenship which has been lost
  • Application for first time Canadian passport
  • Review possibilities for passing Canadian citizenship to a child

For a free initial evaluation phone +1 (305) 770 6530 or Request Free Evaluation


Who is eligible for Canadian Citizenship?

In many cases, if you or your mother or father:

  • Was born or adopted in Canada or Newfoundland
  • Was granted a certificate of naturalization by the government of Canada or Newfoundland
  • Was granted a passport by the government of Canada or Newfoundland
  • Was a British subject resident in Canada for at least 3 years before 1947

Then you may already have (or be eligible for) Canadian citizenship.

You may also be eligible for Canadian citizenship if you were born outside Canada and were adopted (inside or outside Canada) by a Canadian citizen before 15 February 1977, or were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent working for the Canadian government or serving in the Canadian Forces.

However, there have been many changes to Canadian citizenship law since 1947 and it is sometimes hard to predict what your claim is without a Status Trace. The validity of a marriage under Canadian law can also be a complex factor. Other complexities arise if a person is born to parents who married after a child’s birth. This problem has affected the “Lost Canadians” whom we can assist (read more on the Lost Canadians at Wikipedia: Lost Canadians).

The Benefits of Canadian Citizenship

A person with Canadian citizenship can apply for a Canadian passport and is entitled to the following:

  • To live, work, or study in Canada with no restrictions
  • To travel without a visa to 170 countries, including the USA, Mexico and EU/EEA (more details)
  • To work for a period of up to 3 years in the USA without extension (in most cases without a visa)
  • To study in the US without a visa
  • To get or retain citizenship of another country without losing Canadian citizenship

A Canadian citizen is also a Commonwealth citizen under UK law. If you are a Commonwealth citizen you may be eligible for UK right of abode if you were born before 1983. You might also be able to obtain an Ancestry Visa to the UK. With an Ancestry Visa you can work in the UK with relatively few restrictions for at least 5 years. As a Commonwealth citizen, you are also eligible for employment with the UK civil or military service and may utilize consular assistance from the British embassy or consulate in countries where there is no representative of Canada.

For a free initial evaluation phone +1 (305) 770 6530 or Request Free Evaluation


How we Work with a Client

How Passportia Works

  • You provide us with information on your history or your family history, ideally using the Evaluation Form on our website
  • We make a free informal evaluation of your citizenship prospects within 5 days. If we are confident that we can get you citizenship, then we provide a fixed price quote
  • If you wish to proceed, then we will work through the following steps:
    1. We email you an agreement for signature. This lists all the documents that should be needed.
    2. You send us these documents and deposit the fee in our Client Escrow Account.
    3. We prepare the application forms, evidence dossier and a legal opinion to significantly increase your chances of success.
    4. We submit the application to the government and handle all inevitable queries.
    5. Following the government decision we send you your new citizenship certificate or passport and the documents you had supplied.

Our agreement includes a “no win no fee” option for an extra 33% of the quoted fee. If we proceed on a “no win no fee” basis and the application fails, then we refund the amount you deposited in our Client Escrow Account, less £100.

Our success rate is over 90% for citizenship claims. This includes notoriously difficult discretionary applications for adopted children. Please view our many testimonials from satisfied clients.