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Old Feb 28th 2012, 8:34 pm
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Hi,

I recently got my proof of citizenship card (by descent) so I am just wondering whether or not I should apply for my Canadain Passport?

I dont plan to move there just now but maybe sometime in the near future, my and my husband may visit there for a holiday, so just wondering if I should bother applying for my passport or just leave it a use my british one for any travels to canada.
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Old Feb 28th 2012, 9:14 pm
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Default Re: Is it worth me applying for passport

Originally Posted by samb29
Hi,

I recently got my proof of citizenship card (by descent) so I am just wondering whether or not I should apply for my Canadain Passport?

I dont plan to move there just now but maybe sometime in the near future, my and my husband may visit there for a holiday, so just wondering if I should bother applying for my passport or just leave it a use my british one for any travels to canada.
Citizenship card and British passport will do you fine to get into Canada. Canadian passport is useful for travel to the US though, no ESTA needed and 6 months entry allowed. If you have no immediate plans to move wait a year for the 10 year passports to start being issued.
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Old Feb 28th 2012, 9:17 pm
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Default Re: Is it worth me applying for passport

Originally Posted by samb29
Hi,

I recently got my proof of citizenship card (by descent) so I am just wondering whether or not I should apply for my Canadain Passport?

I dont plan to move there just now but maybe sometime in the near future, my and my husband may visit there for a holiday, so just wondering if I should bother applying for my passport or just leave it a use my british one for any travels to canada.


Currently Cdn passport is only valid 5 years anyway, but that is to change in 2013? so if there is no burning reason to do it I'd wait for now. Its not really worth it anyway for you as it doenst make any difference if you are just visiting now and then.

TBH its more use to me when I visit the states as I dont need to jump through as many hoops travelling in disguise as a Canadian.
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Old Feb 29th 2012, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by iaink
Currently Cdn passport is only valid 5 years anyway, but that is to change in 2013?
The new ePassport will be generally available in late 2012. 5-year passports are not going away when ePassports are introduced. A 10-year passport will be added as an option in early 2013 however 5-year ePassports will continue to be an option.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-rele...rt-1585477.htm
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Get the passport now. One less thing to do if you decide to move. Also, it will make it easier to visit Canada/USA in the meantime.
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Get the passport now. One less thing to do if you decide to move. Also, it will make it easier to visit Canada/USA in the meantime.
Rather than obtain a 5-year passport now, I'd be inclined to wait for the 10-year passport to be introduced early next year - unless there's a pressing need to obtain a Canadian passport sooner.
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