is anyone else in the pickle of losing their citizenship on their 28th birthday? you have to apply and whatnot, otherwise you'll be striped of it and lose all your rights. it's pretty stupid if you ask me, i've been living here for 20 years and to have my citizenship taken away like this is ridiculous.
it's really made me want to return home and start a life there lol now, how hard is that considering i've lived here my entire life almost :)
"Some citizens born outside Canada to a parent who was a Canadian at the time of their birth are required to make an application and meet certain requirements to keep (retain) Canadian citizenship before turning 28 years of age. This is called retention of Canadian citizenship.
"Retention applies to Canadians born outside Canada after February 14, 1977, to a Canadian parent who was also born outside Canada to a Canadian parent. The Citizenship Act says that this second generation born outside Canada will lose Canadian citizenship at age 28 unless steps are taken to retain it.
"No later than April 17, 2009 the law will change to end the need to retain citizenship for many people. However, people born outside Canada who are subject to the retention rules and who turn 28 before the new law comes into effect must still take action to retain citizenship."