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Old 06-07-2015, 12:02 PM   #11
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:31 AM   #12
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In the 70's we bought a class C from a couple that were about to retire from the SFO area and wanted to travel. They owned the class C for a few months and made one trip to BC in it and changed their minds, sold me the RV and were going to just move to BC. I was flying in and out of Canada at that time and it didn't occur to me to even question their logic. We would like to visit more often but we happen to live too far away but we sure don't hesitate to represent one of their products with the big red leaf on the tire cover.
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Why did they say they were moving there?

I suppose if you are an American in Canada, you are an American in Canada. I guess there is no dual citizenship past age 18 any more, if there ever was. Have to choose now, right?
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:59 AM   #13
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I have a few friends with dual citizenship, a couple with the US, and a few Germans too. I have no idea on the particulars, other than I know they can't register to vote here unless Canadian only.

My wife's brother, from Ottawa, met and married a girl from NJ, ended up moving down there, and did become an American citizen, and gave up his Canadian citizenship, as he wanted to make the full transition, as he is quite politically active.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:47 AM   #14
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Went paddling this past weekend with a chap who just became a resident of Canada this year. He mentioned that when he gets his Canadian citizenship, he will have passports and be a citizen of four countries (Ireland, Scotland?, New Zealand, and Canada). I told him that if he crosses the border carrying four passports with his name on them, he will probably be detained as a spy.
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My kids have dual citizenship. I was born and raised in Ontario (Kitchener) then moved to the US and married Kevin, an American (and a 5th generation Californian). So my kids legally have both Canadian and US citizenship. Pretty lucky for them to be able to live easily in either country.
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As far as I can see, unless you had dual citizenship not by your application but some other way (as being born a dual citizen), you would lose your American citizenship if you applied elsewhere. That is what it looks like from U.S. Dept of State information as well as from an Ottawa site. It is unclear if you can keep it if you want.
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On that can't vote unless Canadian only - think there might be an "ok if before date " ( possibly somewhere in the late 70s) Wolf and I both vote .
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On that can't vote unless Canadian only - think there might be an "ok if before date " ( possibly somewhere in the late 70s) Wolf and I both vote .
Our German friends, one of which came in the mid 70's, and one in the late 70's, both cannot vote. Lisa's best friend has dual US/Canadian citizenship, and I am pretty sure she can't vote. I think hers came into effect as a little kid in the early 60's. I have a few other friends with dual citizenship, but have no idea on their ability to vote.
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As far as I can see, unless you had dual citizenship not by your application but some other way (as being born a dual citizen), you would lose your American citizenship if you applied elsewhere. That is what it looks like from U.S. Dept of State information as well as from an Ottawa site. It is unclear if you can keep it if you want.
Its extremely difficult to lose American Citizenship. You can take citizenship in another country, vote in foreign elections, swear allegiance to foreign sovereigns, and still retain American Citizenship. You actually have to make an application to lose citizenship, its a year long process, and the fee is $2350 plus some enormous IRS obstacles. Recent estimates have pegged the number of American citizens currently living in Canada somewhere around 1 million. We only have 35 million people and so we meet, work with and marry Americans every day. My wife did, and she hasn't had too many regrets
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Our German friends, one of which came in the mid 70's, and one in the late 70's, both cannot vote. Lisa's best friend has dual US/Canadian citizenship, and I am pretty sure she can't vote. I think hers came into effect as a little kid in the early 60's. I have a few other friends with dual citizenship, but have no idea on their ability to vote.
As of a few years ago anyone with Canadian Citizenship is entitled to vote Federally regardless of whether or not they live here or if they hold a dual citizenship.

In the Province of BC elections (& I believe most other provinces) you must be a Canadian Citizen but you also must have live in the electoral district where the election is being held & lived in the Province for six months prior to the voting.
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