PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Canada is claiming Santa Claus as a citizen. Multiple Canadian government agencies confirm Santa and the entire Claus Clan are citizens.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed Inside West Philadelphia Corner Store, Police Say
According to immigration officials Santa’s permanent residence is in the North Pole and he has been issued a Canadian passport.READ MORE: Philadelphia High School Works To Return Native American Remains
While the North Pole is hundreds of miles from any inhabited area, Canada claims to have sovereignty over the region.MORE NEWS: Jimmy's Timeout Sports Pub In Northeast Philadelphia Offering Half-Priced Cheesesteaks Until Ben Simmons Is Traded
So far, Santa has not confirmed these reports.