Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Canadian Citizenship Confirmation
Well, even though I have a citizenship card and a Canadian passport and knew I was Canadian, my application for Part 1 - Confirmation of Canadian Citizenship of Adoptive Parent - was approved by the powers that be and I recieved a letter today telling me I can download Part 2 and where to apply. I can't complete Part 2 however until I have accepted a proposal for a child which for me means making a first trip and then returning home and putting in an application for a child. It seems quite a few countries now have the '2 trip' process. The letter I recieved explains that I have two years from the date the letter was issued, March 22, 2012 to apply for Part 2. That means I have 725 days in which to make it to the Canadian Consulate to which I have been directed. The letter is a fairly significant step in bringing my child home but one I hope I don't have to reapply for! It was hard to know when to apply for Part 1 in regards to a timeline but I had been advised to get it earlier rather than later.