Citizenship for your adopted child: Prepare for arrival

When your adoptive child arrives in Canada, he or she will be met by an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

The CBSA officer will ask to see the child’s passport or travel documents. Make sure you have them for the child, and that they are not packed in luggage. If you have the documents handy, you can speed up entry into Canada.

If you and your child are travelling without the child’s second adoptive parent (if there is one), make sure you have any documents the CBSA officer may require, such as letters of permission for children travelling with only one legal guardian.

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