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Old Sep 27th 2004, 2:53 pm
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Hi,
I am writing this for my husband. His oat ceremony is next week on wednesday. As I have read from the other posts he will be asked to surrender his greencard.
Since he is a commuter (I live in Toronto and he is working in NY), how will he get back home to Toronto on Saturday or better will there be a problem getting back to the US without Greencard?? I guess he can still use his british passport if they don't take it away from him....

Thanks
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Old Sep 27th 2004, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by MissF
Hi,
I am writing this for my husband. His oat ceremony is next week on wednesday. As I have read from the other posts he will be asked to surrender his greencard.
Since he is a commuter (I live in Toronto and he is working in NY), how will he get back home to Toronto on Saturday or better will there be a problem getting back to the US without Greencard?? I guess he can still use his british passport if they don't take it away from him....

Thanks
I don't know for sure, but the citizen certificate and drivers license would probably do it?
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Old Sep 28th 2004, 3:01 am
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He should show a photocopy of his certificate of naturalization or his
Notice of Naturalization letter to enter US. The better solution is to apply
passport at the end of oath ceremony and use it. The express passport
service cost $70?? more and delivery with 10 working days. Please don't use
his British passport anymore to re-enter US.


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    > Hi,
    > I am writing this for my husband. His oat ceremony is next week on
    > wednesday. As I have read from the other posts he will be asked to
    > surrender his greencard.
    > Since he is a commuter (I live in Toronto and he is working in NY), how
    > will he get back home to Toronto on Saturday or better will there be a
    > problem getting back to the US without Greencard?? I guess he can still
    > use his british passport if they don't take it away from him....
    > Thanks
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Old Sep 28th 2004, 3:56 am
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Default Re: Oath ceremony - Greencard surrender -travell?

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I guess he can still use his british passport if they don't take it away from him....

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Which they won't as it belongs to the Queen.
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Old Sep 28th 2004, 7:06 am
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Commenting on:

> > I guess he can still use his British passport
> > . . .

No, he'd better not do that, or else US immigration officials will
almost certainly throw a major hissy-fit at him for violating US
requirements which state in general that a US citizen must (1) be
in possession of a US passport when leaving the US, and (2) identify
himself to US immigration officials as a US citizen, and show a US
passport, when entering the US.

> > . . . if they don't take it away from him....

> Which they won't . . .

True. New citizens do =not= have to surrender their "old country"
passports in connection with their US naturalization. And the
State Dept. (the US government agency which issues US passports,
runs US embassies and consulates, and deals with cases where a US
citizen is alleged to have lost his citizenship) openly acknow-
ledges that a naturalized US citizen may still have obligations as
a citizen of his "old country" in accordance with that country's
laws (http://travel.state.gov/law/dualnationality.html).

> . . . as it belongs to the Queen.

While true, this fact -- in and of itself -- wouldn't necessarily
stop the US from confiscating a British passport if they were
inclined to do so. But, again, it is not USCIS policy (AFAIK)
to require, expect, or even ask newly naturalized US citizens to
surrender their old passports to US officials or to anyone else.

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 Sep 29th 2004, 1:30 am
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Default Re: Oath ceremony - Greencard surrender -travell?

A long time ago somebody had similar situation, having to travel
immediately after the ceremony, what this person did was

make an appointement for same day processing of a passport the same
day of ceremony or the next day, this is possible for urgent or nearby
travel not sure which documents he will need but the naturalization
certificate will certainly be required, better to call local office
and ask or check the state dept site (all info is on the internet,
search for US passport and go to relevant state dept pages)

By the way, if he lives in Canada, how did he meet the residency
requirements for naturalization

Good luck
 
Old Sep 29th 2004, 3:36 pm
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Default Re: Oath ceremony - Greencard surrender -travell?

Rich Wales wrote:

    > requirements which state in general that a US citizen must (1) be
    > in possession of a US passport when leaving the US, and (2) identify
    > himself to US immigration officials as a US citizen, and show a US
    > passport, when entering the US.

But this doesn't apply to travel to and from Canada, in which case
different kinds of proof of citizenship--such as a Certificate of
Naturalization--are acceptable.

Thorsten
 

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