My father is a Canadian citizen by birth (born in Canada), my mother and I are both American citizens. We all live in the United States (my father as a green-card permanent resident -- he has been an ex-pat my whole life). I am 26 years old.

Am I eligible to claim Canadian citizenship?

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You probably are a Canadian citizen, in which case, yes.

The page on citizenship rules suggests that you have been a Canadian citizen from birth because your father is a Canadian citizen born in Canada.

Some countries will adjudicate your claim to citizenship as part of an initial passport application, but Canada seems to want you to apply for a certificate of citizenship first, which costs $75 and takes about five months (Canadian dollars).

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