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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Hello. My oath ceremony is on 18th July and I travel to Canada (drive) on 24th July. We will try for one day passport, but upon reading the Canadian and US Border agency website's travel requirements for documents, it seems that naturalization certificate works as proof of citizenship. We have to go to Canada for a wedding, and other people (old and unable to drive) are dependent on us to drive, so we must go. Just wondering if anyone has travelled to Canada by road using naturalization certificate?


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U.S. nationals, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States. 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/Advice-about-Possible-Loss-of-US-Nationality-Dual-Nationality/Dual-Nationality.html


The Naturalization certificate is not a travel document. You said both Canadian and US border say it's ok?

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is your current passport... current? take that and all your naturalization/green card documents

 

i imagine with all that you would be fine but im honestly not sure 


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

11/10/2019     APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)

11/14/2019     Case status update that card is in mail ❤️ received 11/16

DONE FOR TWO YEARS!!! ;)

 

Filed everything ourselves from K1, then married, withdrew k1, decided to adjust directly and filed I-130 and AOS ourselves with no RFE's or delays.

 

 

CR1 for Child under 21 (20 at time of filing)- Filed by LPR Spouse for his son

4/4/20     Mailed packet

4/12/20   NOA1 rec'd

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You can enter Canada with your foreign passport, but, the law clearly states that ALL US citizens must enter the US presenting their US passport.

As stated before, the naturalization certificate is NOT a travel document, just a proof of citizenship. 

Land crossings allow you to also use Global Entry or Enhanced Driving License as valid ID to enter USA.

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57 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

U.S. nationals, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States. 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/Advice-about-Possible-Loss-of-US-Nationality-Dual-Nationality/Dual-Nationality.html


The Naturalization certificate is not a travel document. You said both Canadian and US border say it's ok?

Yes. 

Canada website: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

Quote: "If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must carry proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification. "

 

US website: https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/us-citizens-travelling-internationally

Quote: "If you were not born in the United States, carrying your valid U.S. passport is your best option to prove your U.S. citizenship. You can also use your original naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship."

 


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AOS Journey:

3/10/2017: Filed I751 at California Service Center

3/2/2018: Filed N400 - San Antonio TX

3/14/2018: i751 Case transferred to Local Office

9/25/2018: Interview scheduled for N400, November 13th

 

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13 minutes ago, Allaboutwaiting said:

You can enter Canada with your foreign passport, but, the law clearly states that ALL US citizens must enter the US presenting their US passport.

As stated before, the naturalization certificate is NOT a travel document, just a proof of citizenship. 

Land crossings allow you to also use Global Entry or Enhanced Driving License as valid ID to enter USA.

See my reply above. I think for driving, its ok. Certainly not for flying or by sea.


NVC Process wiki - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

 

AOS Journey:

3/10/2017: Filed I751 at California Service Center

3/2/2018: Filed N400 - San Antonio TX

3/14/2018: i751 Case transferred to Local Office

9/25/2018: Interview scheduled for N400, November 13th

 

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3 minutes ago, MaLo said:

Yes. 

Canada website: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html

Quote: "If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must carry proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification. "

 

US website: https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/us-citizens-travelling-internationally

Quote: "If you were not born in the United States, carrying your valid U.S. passport is your best option to prove your U.S. citizenship. You can also use your original naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship."

 

its not about getting into canada so much as getting back INTO the US 


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

11/10/2019     APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)

11/14/2019     Case status update that card is in mail ❤️ received 11/16

DONE FOR TWO YEARS!!! ;)

 

Filed everything ourselves from K1, then married, withdrew k1, decided to adjust directly and filed I-130 and AOS ourselves with no RFE's or delays.

 

 

CR1 for Child under 21 (20 at time of filing)- Filed by LPR Spouse for his son

4/4/20     Mailed packet

4/12/20   NOA1 rec'd

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2 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

its not about getting into canada so much as getting back INTO the US 

yeah...i just figured that out. Just booked an appointment with US Passport Agency for July 22 for one day passport, so we should be fine. Thank you!


NVC Process wiki - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

 

AOS Journey:

3/10/2017: Filed I751 at California Service Center

3/2/2018: Filed N400 - San Antonio TX

3/14/2018: i751 Case transferred to Local Office

9/25/2018: Interview scheduled for N400, November 13th

 

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7 hours ago, MaLo said:

yeah...i just figured that out. Just booked an appointment with US Passport Agency for July 22 for one day passport, so we should be fine. Thank you!

I had to use the passport agency to renew my passport when I had a lot of travel planned.  Very easy and smooth...just ensure you bring proof of your upcoming travel.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App (LIN)

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox 

March 3, 2020: Approved by CSC

 

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On 7/9/2019 at 11:45 AM, USS_Voyager said:

U.S. nationals, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States. 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/Advice-about-Possible-Loss-of-US-Nationality-Dual-Nationality/Dual-Nationality.html

On 7/9/2019 at 12:33 PM, Allaboutwaiting said:

but, the law clearly states that ALL US citizens must enter the US presenting their US passport.

8 USC § 1185(b) is the relevant section. The President* allows exceptions to the passport requirement; i.e. NEXUS card, Naturalization Certificate, US Birth Certificate, Enhanced Drivers License, etc.

*via DHS, a cabinet department

 

Furthermore, it no longer has an associated penalty: http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/05/01/the-history-of-the-requirement-that-u-s-citizens-only-use-u-s-passports-to-enter-the-u-s/ "The punishment for violating the law?"

On 7/9/2019 at 12:29 PM, xyz12345 said:

it looks like it's fine as long you have an enhanced drivers license.

Only the Naturalization Certificate can also be accepted; OP quoted USCIS:

On 7/9/2019 at 12:46 PM, MaLo said:

https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/us-citizens-travelling-internationally

Quote: "If you were not born in the United States, carrying your valid U.S. passport is your best option to prove your U.S. citizenship. You can also use your original naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship."

On 7/9/2019 at 12:50 PM, debbiedoo said:

getting back INTO the US 

Maximiliano left and entered the US without ID: https://youtu.be/1FB1FTXwGLw?t=2237

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Same day passport is a painless and smooth process once you have all the documents. Why risk it? You will need your passport anyways for future travels so go that route an play safe. 

Enjoy your trip!

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