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I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.

I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.

Old May 13th 2002, 11:20 am
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A Nice George..
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Default I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.

I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.

What are the laws/rules on dual citizenship? Am I going to loss my U.S. citizenship
when I become a citizen of Canada? Are there useful websites? I want to immigrate
based on school/work experience. How long does this take to get approved (i.e. get a
residency card) and how long does it take after that to become a citizen?

Thanks for any help,
 
Old May 13th 2002, 11:20 am
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Mrtravel
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Are you married to a Canadian?

"A nice George..." wrote:
    >
    > I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.
    >
    > What are the laws/rules on dual citizenship? Am I going to loss my U.S. citizenship
    > when I become a citizen of Canada? Are there useful websites? I want to immigrate
    > based on school/work experience. How long does this take to get approved (i.e. get
    > a residency card) and how long does it take after that to become a citizen?
    >
    > Thanks for any help,
 
Old May 13th 2002, 4:20 pm
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A Nice George..
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No, I am not married to a Canadian. I want to immigrate based on school/work
experience.

"mrtravel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Are you married to a Canadian?
    >
    >
    > "A nice George..." wrote:
    > >
    > > I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.
    > >
    > > What are the laws/rules on dual citizenship? Am I going to loss my U.S.
    > > citizenship when I become a citizen of
Canada?
    > > Are there useful websites? I want to immigrate based on school/work experience.
    > > How long does this take to get approved (i.e. get a residency card) and how long
    > > does it
take
    > > after that to become a citizen?
    > >
    > > Thanks for any help,
 
Old May 13th 2002, 6:20 pm
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Shelley
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Start here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.html - the section on Independent
Immigrants. Another good website is http://canadavisa.com/english.htm where they will
give you a free assessment of eligibility. Also try posting at
misc.immigration.canada - there are many good folks there, and usually a few
attorneys and a retired immigration officer who post answers to people's questions.
Take Care. Shelley

"A nice George..." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > No, I am not married to a Canadian. I want to immigrate based on school/work
    > experience.
    >
    >
    > "mrtravel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Are you married to a Canadian?
    > >
    > >
    > > "A nice George..." wrote:
    > > >
    > > > I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.
    > > >
    > > > What are the laws/rules on dual citizenship? Am I going to loss my U.S.
    > > > citizenship when I become a citizen of
    > Canada?
    > > > Are there useful websites? I want to immigrate based on school/work experience.
    > > > How long does
this
    > > > take to get approved (i.e. get a residency card) and how long does it
    > take
    > > > after that to become a citizen?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for any help,
    >
 
Old May 13th 2002, 7:22 pm
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Rich Wales
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"A nice George..." wrote:

> I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada. What are the laws/rules on
> dual citizenship?

Slow down. Before you can start thinking about citizenship issues, you must first
succeed in obtaining official permission from the Canadian government to move to
Canada (called an "immigrant visa").

Assuming you manage to do this, you will become a (non-citizen) permanent resident of
Canada (commonly nicknamed a "landed immigrant", and directly analogous to what
happens when foreigners are allowed to immigrate to the US and are said to have
"green cards").

After living and working in Canada for three years as a permanent resident, you will
become eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.

> Am I going to lose my U.S. citizenship when I become a citizen of Canada?

No. Canada does not require its new citizens to give up their old citizenships -- and
current US law and administrative policy permit retention of US citizenship in most
cases after foreign naturalization.

> Are there useful websites?

Try mine: http://www.richw.org/dualcit/

> I want to immigrate based on school/work experience. How long does this take to
> get approved (i.e. get a residency card) . . .

Hard to say, but several months to a year is not uncommon. Note that the Canadian
government is in the midst of formulating new regulations for evaluating would-be
immigrants right now; the new rules are expected to take effect in late June. You may
wish to browse around the web site of Citizenship and Immigration Canada
(www.cic.gc.ca) for general information.

> . . . and how long does it take after that to become a citizen?

As I said, you have to wait three years after immigrating before you can apply for
citizenship -- longer if you have spent time travelling outside Canada. The
processing time for a citizenship application can range anywhere from four months to
a year or longer.

Rich Wales [email protected] http://www.richw.org/dualcit/ *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.
 
Old May 14th 2002, 4:20 pm
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Mrtravel
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Just wondering since this is generally a newsgroup for people wanting US immigrant
visas based on marriage. You want neither a US visa or a marriaged based one.

"A nice George..." wrote:
    >
    > No, I am not married to a Canadian. I want to immigrate based on school/work
    > experience.
    >
    > "mrtravel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Are you married to a Canadian?
    > >
    > >
    > > "A nice George..." wrote:
    > > >
    > > > I am a U.S. citizen and want to immigrate to Canada.
    > > >
    > > > What are the laws/rules on dual citizenship? Am I going to loss my U.S.
    > > > citizenship when I become a citizen of
    > Canada?
    > > > Are there useful websites? I want to immigrate based on school/work experience.
    > > > How long does this take to get approved (i.e. get a residency card) and how
    > > > long does it
    > take
    > > > after that to become a citizen?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for any help,
 

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