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Citizenship Act

Version of section 8 from 2002-12-31 to 2009-04-16:

Marginal note:Citizens born abroad

 Where a person who was born outside Canada after February 14, 1977 is a citizen for the reason that at the time of his birth one of his parents was a citizen by virtue of paragraph 3(1)(b) or (e), that person ceases to be a citizen on attaining the age of twenty-eight years unless that person

  • (a) makes application to retain his citizenship; and

  • (b) registers as a citizen and either resides in Canada for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the date of his application or establishes a substantial connection with Canada.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 108, s. 7

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