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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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So here's an interesting question a friend from Brazil just asked me. They knew I voted in the election here, but then asked if I voted in Canada too. I told them I have never voted in Canada and even if I wanted to, I don't think I could because I thought you had to be a Canadian resident to vote in their election.

Is that correct or can any citizen vote in their election regardless of how long you've lived out of the country? It made me wonder, not that I'd ever vote in their election, but now I'm kind of curious how that actually works...


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Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So here's an interesting question a friend from Brazil just asked me. They knew I voted in the election here, but then asked if I voted in Canada too. I told them I have never voted in Canada and even if I wanted to, I don't think I could because I thought you had to be a Canadian resident to vote in their election.

Is that correct or can any citizen vote in their election regardless of how long you've lived out of the country? It made me wonder, not that I'd ever vote in their election, but now I'm kind of curious how that actually works...

One can still vote---if they have the intention of returning to Canada--I think its within a 5 yr time frame!! I believe its done on the honor system!!


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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If you are a canadian citizen you can still vote in canadian elections. The best way to find out is to reach the canadian embassy near you. Be aware that if you are just a permanent resident it does not give you the right to vote

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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If you are a canadian citizen you can still vote in canadian elections. The best way to find out is to reach the canadian embassy near you. Be aware that if you are just a permanent resident it does not give you the right to vote

Wrong: http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=bkg&document=ec90540〈=e#a3


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Flames has it right. You must have the intention of returning to Canada. And, if you've lived in the US for 5 years or more you cannot vote in Canada even if you intend to return soon.

This is a good link as well: http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/etr&document=index〈=e

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Flames has it right. You must have the intention of returning to Canada. And, if you've lived in the US for 5 years or more you cannot vote in Canada even if you intend to return soon.

This is a good link as well: http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/etr&document=index〈=e

Ok perfect. She was amazed and thought that it was mandatory to vote in Canada and thought that I had to vote regardless because I am an American/Canadian citizen. I have no idea where she got that idea, but I was pretty sure that someone like me whose been out of the country for over 15 years would not be able to vote anymore up there. Makes sense the 5 year rule and returning, since I had wondered about people that were stationed in jobs overseas and stuff...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Ok perfect. She was amazed and thought that it was mandatory to vote in Canada and thought that I had to vote regardless because I am an American/Canadian citizen. I have no idea where she got that idea, but I was pretty sure that someone like me whose been out of the country for over 15 years would not be able to vote anymore up there.

She may have gotten the idea from her own country's rules... I'm not 100% sure about Brazil, but I know in Peru, it's mandatory to vote there no matter how long you've been living out of the country. A friend of mine is an American PR, and he MUST vote in Peru's elections or he will get fined.


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