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Old 10-15-2015, 12:32 PM
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To put it simply.

My Boyfriend has dual citizenship and we live in America full time. He can go back whenever he wants too but I have read the lists of demands required of me so that I can become a citizen and it seems extreme!

We have taken in marriage to the equation, not just for citizenship either we want to anyway, it would just be a little sooner.

If we marry does that give me dual citizenship as well?

(He was born in Canada by his mother (Canadian resident born and raised) and raised here in Florida by his father (Born in New Jersey moved to Florida and stayed).
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:19 PM
Location: Vancouver -> Montreal
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Hi, I'm not an expert on the Canadian immigration process so I guess we'll have to wait for someone else to chip in, but in the meantime I do know that marrying your boyfriend will not automatically and immediately grant you citizenship.

It will allow you to live here (barring you meet the requirements like no criminal record, and being finanically secure), and a few years after that you would be eligible to write a test to become a citizen. I think that's how it works, at least.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:34 PM
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It wouldn't automatically give you citizenship. It's possible for a foreigner to marry a Canadian citizen, and to have no interest in becoming a Canadian citizen. I have a relative married to a Japanese citizen, and she doesn't have Canadian citizenship--she's never lived here and has never applied for citizenship.

If you got married and came to Canada, you'd be a "permanent resident", meaning you can stay in the country, but it doesn't give you citizenship. Your husband could sponsor you to become an immigrant. Then you'd have to fill out an application to become a citizen, and jump through the hoops to become a citizen.

I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be a dual citizen if you applied for Canadian citizenship. There would be no reason why you'd have to give up your American citizenship.
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:07 AM
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Some points to ponder=
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