Canadian citizenship ?

Old May 16th 2003, 4:08 pm
  #1  
Jaime Andersen
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Default Canadian citizenship ?

I have been looking at many options for immigration to Canada, and even
though spouse and I are both college educated, have 4 year degrees, and are
fairly young (30 and 33), the points just don't add up. I do have a
question, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the following.

My Grandmother was a Canadian citizen way way back. She immigrated to the
US, where she married my grandfather. My father, for a period of time,
enjoyed both US and Canadian citizenships. Unfortunately, at 18 he gave up
his Canadian citizenship.

Anyone think that this is an angle that may work? Please advise, and thanks
in advance for information.

Jaime Andersen
 
Old May 17th 2003, 3:33 am
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Crispin Glover
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if you live in united states, why do you want to immigrate to
chinada/chindia? canadian doctors, nurses, engineers etc. all work in united
states because they are taxed to their underwear in their own country. if
you are not worried about living poor then canada is ok.
"Jaime Andersen" wrote in message
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    > I have been looking at many options for immigration to Canada, and even
    > though spouse and I are both college educated, have 4 year degrees, and
are
    > fairly young (30 and 33), the points just don't add up. I do have a
    > question, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the
following.
    > My Grandmother was a Canadian citizen way way back. She immigrated to the
    > US, where she married my grandfather. My father, for a period of time,
    > enjoyed both US and Canadian citizenships. Unfortunately, at 18 he gave
up
    > his Canadian citizenship.
    > Anyone think that this is an angle that may work? Please advise, and
thanks
    > in advance for information.
    > Jaime Andersen
 
Old May 17th 2003, 4:29 am
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The Wizzard
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as opposed to living in a facist police state?

"Crispin Glover" wrote in message
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    > if you live in united states, why do you want to immigrate to
    > chinada/chindia? canadian doctors, nurses, engineers etc. all work in
united
    > states because they are taxed to their underwear in their own country. if
    > you are not worried about living poor then canada is ok.
    > "Jaime Andersen" wrote in message
    > news:Ezixa.862850$3D1.491680@sccrnsc01...
    > > I have been looking at many options for immigration to Canada, and even
    > > though spouse and I are both college educated, have 4 year degrees, and
    > are
    > > fairly young (30 and 33), the points just don't add up. I do have a
    > > question, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the
    > following.
    > >
    > > My Grandmother was a Canadian citizen way way back. She immigrated to
the
    > > US, where she married my grandfather. My father, for a period of time,
    > > enjoyed both US and Canadian citizenships. Unfortunately, at 18 he gave
    > up
    > > his Canadian citizenship.
    > >
    > > Anyone think that this is an angle that may work? Please advise, and
    > thanks
    > > in advance for information.
    > >
    > > Jaime Andersen
    > >
    > >
 
Old May 17th 2003, 4:32 am
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Rich Wales
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Jaime Andersen wrote:

> My father, for a period of time, enjoyed both US and
> Canadian citizenships. Unfortunately, at 18 he gave
> up his Canadian citizenship.

Exactly how did he "give up" his Canadian citizenship? And are
you sure that this action (whatever it was) was recognized under
Canadian law?

If all he did at age 18 was to reaffirm his US citizenship to
US officials in some way, this might not necessarily have caused
Canada to view him as not being a Canadian citizen any longer.

On the other hand, even if Canada did not consider your father
to have lost his Canadian citizenship at age 18, it's possible
that he might have lost his citizenship at some other time.

You might want to check with someone who is an expert on Canada's
pre-1977 citizenship law (which, unlike the current law, contained
numerous provisions under which Canadian citizenship could be
lost), in order to determine whether your father's actions really
did cause him to lose his Canadian citizenship (as far as Canada
was concerned) or not.

Some questions you should find the answers to (if you don't
already know them) before seeking out such an expert:

When and where was your father born?

If he was born outside Canada, was he ever registered with
Canadian officials and documented as a Canadian citizen as a
child?

Did he ever have a Canadian passport or other document stating
that he was a Canadian citizen according to Canadian law?

Did he ever live in Canada during his childhood? If so, when
and for how long?

What happened when he was 18 which led him and/or his family to
understand or believe that he had lost or given up his Canadian
citizenship?

Did he ever (either at age 18, or at any other time) receive any
sort of official notification from the Canadian government to
the effect that he no longer had Canadian citizenship?

Rich Wales [email protected] http://www.richw.org
*NOTE: I've lived in both Canada and the US and have dual citizenship.
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer, professional immigration consultant,
or consular officer. My comments are for discussion purposes only and
are not intended to be relied upon as legal or professional advice.
 

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