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  Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, great and informative site.
I have a bit of a dilemma. I I´m a naturalised Canadian citizen living in my home country. I recently adopted my 11 year old stepson who has been in my and my husband´s custody for the past 8 years. I applied for Canadian Citizenship for him last year as per the rules on CIC. After taking months to approve the first part of my application, they requested part two which I sent with all relevant paperwork. A few weeks ago I got an email from CIC stating "We are processing your application for permanent residence for your adopted son." To top it off, they asked for a lot of different documents which would pertain to application for permanent residence, while on E-Cas it shows that they are processing for his Citizenship. I have no idea what´s up, since my application clearly shows that we live outside of Canada and have no immediate intention to move back. All evidence shows that he lives with me, but here they are asking for proof of my "visits to him" and financial support sent by me from Canada to him over the past few years. Beside, application for citizenship is clearly different from PR, so I contancted CIC, explained that I was applying for citizenship, not PR , they responded yesterday telling me that my application for PR will be discontinued if I dont mail in the requested paperwork within 60 days of their letter.
What do I do? My son clearly meets the requirements for citizenship, not PR, since the adoption was completed outside of Canada and he has no immediate intention to move to Canada. and E-Cas shows that they are processing Citizenship..
Sorry for the long post.
Any advice on my next step, folks?

[10-08-2011,16:11]
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Shanda
(in reply to: Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, gre...)
I am a little confused. On what basis are you asking for citizenship for your stepson?
[10-08-2011,19:59]
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Sharon
NO YOU CAN'T (in reply to: Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, gre...)
No citizenship for your stepson unless he severs (or severed) all legal ties with the adopted person’s legal parents, either his biological father or mother.

You should sponsor your husband as a PR and your stepson as a dependent child.

Where is his real mother?

[11-08-2011,00:54]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, gre...)
He has severed ties, in fact he does not even know bio mother since she gave up her rights years ago when he was about one, even before I met his father. She lives in another country and has never had a realtionship with him, that´s why we went through the adoption process without a hitch. In fact CIC approved Part 1 of my application and recognised that I was eligible to apply for citizenship on his behalf, because legally he now has same rights to citizenship as my bio children. That law was passed in 2007. His father does not want PR as he has no intentions to live in Canada. In fact they both have three - year multiple TRVs(they had no problem acquiring that).

So my son is eligible for citizenship, he meets all the legal requirements, e-Cas states that his application is being processed as such, but my local embassy seems to be on a different wavelength. And they hardly respond to emails here.

I have no idea what my next move should be. They have not responded to any faxes or emails which I sent.

Roy or Sharon, please, any advice?

[11-08-2011,10:10]
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Shanda
(in reply to: Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, gre...)
You must use the immigration process if:

neither parent was a Canadian citizen when the adoption took place or was a Canadian citizen other than through birth in Canada or naturalization,

the adoption took place before January 1, 1947,

the adoption did not fully sever all legal ties with the child’s legal parents,

the adoption will be completed in Canada, or
a probationary period is to be completed in Canada before a final adoption order is issued from the child’s birth country.



(I recently adopted my 11 year old stepson who has been in my and my husband´s custody for the past 8 years.)

[11-08-2011,11:48]
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mm
(in reply to: Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, gre...)
@mm The immigration process does not apply to our case. I´ve been a citizen for over 20 years, so I am eligible to clain citizenship for my so. Adoption was completed last year and I have certificate and order to prove it.
I´m the only mother he knows, he doesn´t even know bio mom.
I believe there is a mix-up, in fact I spoke to an immigration consultant who assured me that all my documents were in order. If my son was ineligible, they would not have approved Part 1 of the process.
Part 1 was approved in Canada and I was directed to send Part 2 to my local embassy for processing. That is where the mess then started.

[11-08-2011,13:15]
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Shanda
(in reply to: Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, gre...)
oops,typo: meant to say, "I am eligible to claim citizenship for my adopted son"
[11-08-2011,13:16]
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Shanda
(in reply to: Hello everyone, I´m a newbie here, gre...)
call cic (local embassy)or send information by reg. mail
[11-08-2011,14:33]
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malik
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