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I recently got my approved for my EB3 and got the immigrant visa on my Indian passport while I was a permanent resident of Canada. However, I recently got my Canadian citizenship and passport because I applied for Canadian citizenship while waiting for the green card. Is there any implication to this because  I got new citizenship after I got the Immigrant visa when I cross the border to migrate?

 

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I don’t think US cares about multiple citizenship but you have to use the passport with the immigrant visa on it to be able to enter US.


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2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

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2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

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You are no longer an Indian citizen, and that Indian passport became invalid the moment you took oath to become a Canadian citizen. India does not allow dual citizenship and requires you to renounce Indian citizenship upon obtaining a different one. You may want to contact the Montreal consulate whether you need to transfer the visa to a Canadian passport. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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6 hours ago, arken said:

I don’t think US cares about multiple citizenship but you have to use the passport with the immigrant visa on it to be able to enter US.

Thanks for your insight. So I probably could just explain it to immigration officer regarding the additional passport.

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1 minute ago, budjas said:

Thanks for your insight. So I probably could just explain it to immigration officer regarding the additional passport.

To help future posters, please come back and update this thread with the actual experience when you cross the border?

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6 hours ago, WeGuyGal said:

You are no longer an Indian citizen, and that Indian passport became invalid the moment you took oath to become a Canadian citizen. India does not allow dual citizenship and requires you to renounce Indian citizenship upon obtaining a different one. You may want to contact the Montreal consulate whether you need to transfer the visa to a Canadian passport. 

Thanks for raising that topic. I know that when your passport expires with a 10 year multiple entry visitor visa you can still use that visitor visa as long as you bring it with your new passport. But I'm not sure if it will be the same for the immigrant visa so I should probably contact someone from Immigration or if someone here already had the similar situation before.

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4 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

To help future posters, please come back and update this thread with the actual experience when you cross the border?

I definitely will. I never would have thought I would be in this rare situation.

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6 minutes ago, budjas said:

Thanks for raising that topic. I know that when your passport expires with a 10 year multiple entry visitor visa you can still use that visitor visa as long as you bring it with your new passport. But I'm not sure if it will be the same for the immigrant visa so I should probably contact someone from Immigration or if someone here already had the similar situation before.

Both passports have to be from the same country in that instance. (See the first answer under “visa validity” in this official FAQ  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/frequently-asked-questions/about-basics.html

 

 

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1 hour ago, budjas said:

Thanks for raising that topic. I know that when your passport expires with a 10 year multiple entry visitor visa you can still use that visitor visa as long as you bring it with your new passport. But I'm not sure if it will be the same for the immigrant visa so I should probably contact someone from Immigration or if someone here already had the similar situation before.

The difference in your scenario is.. your Indian passport ceased to be invalid as of your Canadian citizenship oath. It's not the same as a passport expiring, because you're no longer entitled to hold the Indian passport, and any benefits thereof. As a newly minted Canadian, you cannot claim use of the Indian passport, and any visas in it become invalid. Use of an Indian passport by foreign nationals, ie you, is a punishable offence. 

 

You may want to review this wrt surrender of your Indian nationality. https://www.blsindia-canada.com/renunciation_ppt.php


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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45 minutes ago, WeGuyGal said:

The difference in your scenario is.. your Indian passport ceased to be invalid as of your Canadian citizenship oath. It's not the same as a passport expiring, because you're no longer entitled to hold the Indian passport, and any benefits thereof. As a newly minted Canadian, you cannot claim use of the Indian passport, and any visas in it become invalid. Use of an Indian passport by foreign nationals, ie you, is a punishable offence. 

 

You may want to review this wrt surrender of your Indian nationality. https://www.blsindia-canada.com/renunciation_ppt.php

I see. So would it have been better if I just entered the US first with the indian passport before getting Canadian citizenship?

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1 hour ago, budjas said:

I see. So would it have been better if I just entered the US first with the indian passport before getting Canadian citizenship?

That's water under the bridge now. Why apply for Canadian citizenship when you have no intention of living in Canada?

 

You need to contact the Montreal consulate to get a new visa in a Canadian passport which is your only valid passport. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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1 hour ago, budjas said:

I see. So would it have been better if I just entered the US first with the indian passport before getting Canadian citizenship?

Actually no because (afaik) actively acquiring the citizenship of another country while you have a green card is considered abandonment of your US residence and therefore of the green card.

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On 4/4/2019 at 5:01 PM, budjas said:

I see. So would it have been better if I just entered the US first with the indian passport before getting Canadian citizenship?

Do you have a time machine?  You said you recently got your Canadian citizenship and passport.  So how are you planning on entering the US first with your Indian passport before getting Canadian citizenship?  The only way is to go back in time before you became a Canadian citizen.

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Why did you get a Canadian citizenship if you planned to go to the US on a immigrant Visa? O.O


NOTE: Black & Bold = Visa Related

 

02/16/2018: Met online on a mobile game called Guns of Glory

04/10/2018: Decided to try a long distance relationship.

05/06/2018: Flew to Mexico to meet!! (5 days)

07/16/2018: Flew down for her birthday on the 18th! (10 days)

07/18/2018: Proposed. (Happy birthday amor!)

09/23/2018: Flew down for a 5 day visit. (5 days)

10/03/2018: I129f sent

10/05/2018: NOA1

11/19/2018: Flew down for 21 day visit and met her parents (21 days)

02/11/2019: 5 day visit to spend the 14th together! (5 days)

02/26/2019: NOA2 

03/19/2019: NVC received

03/22/2019: NVC case # assigned

04/02/2019: Consulate received

04/21/2019: 4 day visit planned

 

08/21/2019: Medical

08/22/2019: ASC

08/28/2019: Interview

 

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