Information related to Canada for residents of Japan.
Passport for non-Japanese newborns
There is a catch-22 for newborn Canadian citizens in Japan:
- Normally you need to get a citizenship certificate, which can take more than a year, to order a passport.
- Japan requires a citizenship certificate or a passport within 60 days of birth in order to acquire a residence status.
To solve this, it is possible to get a two-year temporary passport (Twitter) for the child.
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