I am a citizen of the USA but have been living in Canada for 22 years. I am a landed immigrant/permanent resident of Canada. I go back to the US fairly often. If I become a Canadian citizen what would be the advantage/disadvantage for me? Does the US Government frown upon this & would it cause me any problems when entering the US or any other type of problems? One advantage would be I would not have to reapply for a Permanent Residence Card in about 5 years, I think. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
david ingram replies:
There are NO disadvantages to your becoming a Canadian citizen and the advantages are too numerous to mention. You do not lose your US citizenship. When you go into the US, you tell them you are an American and when you return to Canada, you tell them you are a Canadian. You get to vote and you do not have to reapply for a PR card.
If you go to newsletters at www.centa.com, I have a 16 page newsletter dealing with dual US / Canadian citizenship. Click on newsletters click on 1993, click on October to read the October 1993 newsletter on dual citizenship
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