Live in the US, born in Canada. Am I a dual citizen?

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Expat Forum General > General Expat Discussions

General Expat Discussions This is an open area of the forum where members can discuss any issues related to living abroad and being Expats.

Live in the US, born in Canada. Am I a dual citizen?


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 23rd June 2010, 06:41 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
safarichick101 is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in costarica.
Default Live in the US, born in Canada. Am I a dual citizen?

I was born in Canada but moved here at a year old. Both of my parents are US citizens. And I didn't get my US passport until about 3 years ago. I'm just wondering because although I am currently living in Texas, and have for 8 years, I still don't feel settled in at all. The best way to describe the feeling is plain alienated. I just don't belong here. I have been to Canada a few times and every time I was astonished at how friendly and welcoming they are. It makes me proud to be Canadian, and I sorta plan on moving there for College, or maybe another common wealth country. I want to be an environmental major with art as a minor. I also have a passion for culture, foreign language, and animals. I would like to go to Canada, New Zealand, Australia, or Europe. Also, would I have to pay out of country tuition or should I be okay? I plan on getting a Canadian passport one day. One of my friends is 1/2 American, 1/2 Italian and she says she will have to choose which citizenship to become loyal to (either italy or US) when she turns 18. She has to pick US citizenship because they are a lot more picky. I'm worried if that will happen to me. Cause quite frankly I don't really like living in the States (or this part at least ) and I would like to keep my dual citizenship. I love Canada and its people and I can say the Anthem like I say the US anthem.

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 24th June 2010, 01:56 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Paris
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
BeachGoer is on a distinguished road
1 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default

I think you are a US citizen unless canada has the same rules as us -when you are born there you are automatically a citizen

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 24th June 2010, 03:25 PM
Bevdeforges's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: deepest, darkest Essonne
Posts: 23,908
Rep Power: 20
Bevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond repute
2290 likes received
98 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by safarichick101 View Post
I plan on getting a Canadian passport one day. One of my friends is 1/2 American, 1/2 Italian and she says she will have to choose which citizenship to become loyal to (either italy or US) when she turns 18. She has to pick US citizenship because they are a lot more picky. I'm worried if that will happen to me. Cause quite frankly I don't really like living in the States (or this part at least ) and I would like to keep my dual citizenship. I love Canada and its people and I can say the Anthem like I say the US anthem.
You should probably inquire now at the Canadian consulate about getting a Canadian passport. If you are indeed a dual national (and you probably are), the sooner you get your passport the better. Most countries these days have eliminated that requirement about choosing between the two nationalities at age 18.

I'm surprised to hear that Italy still has that requirement - though I'd advise your friend to check with the Italian consulate to see if that is still in effect. In some cases, your "other" country may want you to register with the consulate in order to stay eligible for things like national i.d. cards or passports, so the sooner you register with them, the easier it will be to get the passport when you need it.
Cheers,
Bev

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 6th July 2010, 01:13 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Austria
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
fivestone is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in austria.
Default

You're a dual citizen. You can retain both as you wish. Time to hit up the Canadian consulate!

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual Citizen in Canada since 1980 Crossingtheborder Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 1 6th October 2011 11:42 AM
Dual Australian/American citizen wanting to work in Canada kellstyle General Expat Discussions 0 19th January 2011 01:47 AM
Born with Dual citizenship...finally putting it to use. CompanyG Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 1 22nd October 2010 05:02 PM
US citizen married to dual US and UK citizen wishing to live in the UK mkuodeemer Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK 3 16th March 2009 11:51 PM
Dual citizen US and Canada/ WHM visa escobar Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK 2 23rd February 2009 06:10 PM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.
FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO