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Old 08-01-2012, 12:49 AM
 
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Is there any way to do this that doesn't involve marriage, family, and education? Would love to have both so I could find easy work in a cheap place but still have the option to move back in case I can't find anything at all in America.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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I immigrated to the USA with my parents from England, when older i did the paperwork and became a citizen of the USA, shortly after i got a great job offer along with sponsorship in Canada,after taking the job one thing led to another and 40yrs later i'm still here and am now a Canadian citizen,presumably still an American citizen and of course will always be a British citizen,
So if you can become an American resident with green card and permanent resident status you can become an American after 5yrs.

So, you want to move to the States eh? : Canadians in the USA
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:51 AM
 
Location: CFL
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The term "dual-citizenship" for US-Canada really just means that if you were born a citizen of one you have taken the steps to become a citizen of the other.. or like in jambos case you started in another country and became a citizen of each.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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STAY AWAY from America!!! I'm trying to get out of it!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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STAY AWAY from America!!! I'm trying to get out of it!!
Why the panic? The OP is a Canadian. He / she can always get out if they want.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Find a job in Canada with a company that operates in both Canada and the USA. Work into management. Move to the US on an L1A visa. Apply and get a green card. Wait five years and apply for US citizenship.

I'm on step five.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Why the panic? The OP is a Canadian. He / she can always get out if they want.
I'm "just sayin"...
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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It's costly if you use a lawyer, and VERY hard to get legal status in the US, even with one who is knowledgable.

They don't give the average Joe many options. However, if you have a job that's covered by the Nafta agreement (such as a registered nurse etc.) it could be rather smooth. They're not looking for regular people in regular jobs, they have enough of those.

Canadians have also been excluded from the Green Card Lottery for years now.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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They don't give the average Joe many options. However, if you have a job that's covered by the Nafta agreement (such as a registered nurse etc.) it could be rather smooth.
Not true. Nafta visas are non-dual intent. Meaning you cannot move from a N visa to apply for a green card, which is the only path to citizenship. They're infinitely renewable, but you will never have any status beyond the N visa.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: On Earth
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Only if you get a work visa from a US company. Then I'm not sure if you can become a citizen. I have dual citizenship but it was because my spouse is American. So I can go either way now. LOL.
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