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Does anyone know exactly what it takes to become a Canadian citizen? I know we're moving to the US but I thought if I can become a dual citizen, why not? I'm just wondering how long you have to be here, how much it costs, what kind of paperwork, etc... Thanks!


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Does anyone know exactly what it takes to become a Canadian citizen? I know we're moving to the US but I thought if I can become a dual citizen, why not? I'm just wondering how long you have to be here, how much it costs, what kind of paperwork, etc... Thanks!

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Look through the website like I am sending. It is a governement website and will give you all the information you need,

http://canadainternational.gc.ca/gtc/Immig..._Canada-en.aspx

Good luck

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Does anyone know exactly what it takes to become a Canadian citizen? I know we're moving to the US but I thought if I can become a dual citizen, why not? I'm just wondering how long you have to be here, how much it costs, what kind of paperwork, etc... Thanks!

Hi,

Look through the website like I am sending. It is a governement website and will give you all the information you need,

http://canadainternational.gc.ca/gtc/Immig..._Canada-en.aspx

Good luck

From the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website - www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizen/becoming-howto.html

To become a Canadian citizen you must:

* be 18 years of age or older;

* be a permanent resident of Canada;

* have lived in Canada for at least three of the four years before applying;

* be able to communicate in either English or French;

* know about Canada;

* know about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship;


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By memory recite Tim Hortons menu, know what a triple triple is and you have to write a 50,000 word essay on why the Calgary Flames are the best NHL team, 20 minute time limit.


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

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2) Be confident in ur replies

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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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By memory recite Tim Hortons menu, know what a triple triple is and you have to write a 50,000 word essay on why the Calgary Flames are the best NHL team, 20 minute time limit.

Now where's that Timmy's menu...I better start studying :D

...now wait...the Flames?


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You have to write a 50,000 word essay on why the Calgary Flames are the best NHL team, 20 minute time limit.

*Renounces Canadian Citizenship*

Canucks > Flames. Always have been. Always will be.

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The one great thing about being a Canucks fan is that its very easy to count all ZERO of their Stanley cup trophies!!! lol

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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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You have to write a 50,000 word essay on why the Calgary Flames are the best NHL team, 20 minute time limit.

*Renounces Canadian Citizenship*

Canucks > Flames. Always have been. Always will be.

Bah....the Atlanta Thrashers are, in my opinion, always will be :D

Although, I*AM*CANADIAN in my heart :) always will be, and hope to be for real one day (F)

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I'm pretty sure I don't know even one thing about hockey, so there goes the citizenship idea. :P

To become a Canadian citizen you must:

* be 18 years of age or older;

* be a permanent resident of Canada;

* have lived in Canada for at least three of the four years before applying;

* be able to communicate in either English or French;

* know about Canada;

* know about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship;

Sounds easy enough I guess. I won't be here 4 years though, only 3 years 9 months. Oh well.


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I'm pretty sure I don't know even one thing about hockey, so there goes the citizenship idea. :P
To become a Canadian citizen you must:

* be 18 years of age or older;

* be a permanent resident of Canada;

* have lived in Canada for at least three of the four years before applying;

* be able to communicate in either English or French;

* know about Canada;

* know about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship;

Sounds easy enough I guess. I won't be here 4 years though, only 3 years 9 months. Oh well.

Were you there while you were wating for your PR status.. If so that time counts a half. So if you spent 6 months waiting... that counts for an additional 3 months.

I suggest that you read more about this... In my opinion I think you'd be eligible.

Use the Residence Calculator here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizen/res-calc.html and do the math... see what it would take.. If it would only take an additional three months, I would strngly suggest that you stay the extra three months. The chance at Canadian Citizenship is too good a thing to just pass up.

I'm pretty sure I don't know even one thing about hockey, so there goes the citizenship idea. :P

To become a Canadian citizen you must:

* be 18 years of age or older;

* be a permanent resident of Canada;

* have lived in Canada for at least three of the four years before applying;

* be able to communicate in either English or French;

* know about Canada;

* know about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship;

Sounds easy enough I guess. I won't be here 4 years though, only 3 years 9 months. Oh well.

Were you there while you were wating for your PR status.. If so that time counts a half. So if you spent 6 months waiting... that counts for an additional 3 months.

I suggest that you read more about this... In my opinion I think you'd be eligible.

Use the Residence Calculator here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizen/res-calc.html and do the math... see what it would take.. If it would only take an additional three months, I would strngly suggest that you stay the extra three months. The chance at Canadian Citizenship is too good a thing to just pass up.

Also read a little bit closer... It doesn't say be a permanent resident for three of the last four years.. it says lived in Canada for three of the last four years. If you have lived in Canada for three years as a permanent resdient, in my opinion you're eligible and have been for a few months now.

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The chance at Canadian Citizenship is too good a thing to just pass up.

Why? I'm just thinking it would make visiting family a little easier at the border.


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Well. as soon as it is possible for me to do so, I want to move to Nova Scotia and work on getting my dual citizenship. I think it will be easier for me since I will be married to a Canadian, and Joel is going to become a dual citizen as well. Of course, that will be a few years down the road for me. :)


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Well. as soon as it is possible for me to do so, I want to move to Nova Scotia and work on getting my dual citizenship. I think it will be easier for me since I will be married to a Canadian, and Joel is going to become a dual citizen as well. Of course, that will be a few years down the road for me. :)

We're planning on doing the exact same thing. :) With both of us dual citizens, it makes life (and the paperwork!) infinitely easier.


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