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Can a US/Canada dual citizen enter Canada with US passport? Naturalization, Citizenship

Discussion in 'Green Card, Residency, Naturalization' started by nyctor, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. nyctor

    nyctor Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I live in the US and I have Canadian and US citizenship. I have to visit Canada frequently because my father is gravely ill. My Canadian passport is going to expire in April so I have to send it in for a renewal and I won't have it for about 8 weeks. Can I enter Canada using my US passport? What are my risks?
     
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    cbg Super Moderator

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    I'm also a Canada/US dual citizen and I only have a US passport. I've entered Canada using it. Hopefully the US won't find out you have two passports or they may revoke your US one. Or so I've been told.
     
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    nyctor Law Topic Starter New Member

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    thanks for the reply. I was more worried about Canada's reaction. Are they ok with one of their citizens presenting a US passport when entering their country? Could it cause them to not not renew my Canadian passport?
     
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    You're far less likely to have problems with Canada than the US. In my experience, Canada accepts the concept of dual citizenship easily; the US reluctantly agrees that other nations accept the concept of dual citizenship, but they don't really believe in it themselves.

    I have never, ever had any trouble entering Canada with my US id. In fact, I have a two brothers who are also dual citizens; one of my brothers had a minor issue entering Canada once and it was for a reason unrelated to his ID - that was the only time any member of my family had an issue entering Canada. I have twice been held up at the border, both times entering the US after visiting relatives in Canada, when I was seriously beginning to wonder if I was going to be allowed to re-enter the US.
     

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