Originally Posted by albianstar
i have googled, called numbers everything i can think of
my family is from us but i am canadian
i want to get dual citizenship so i can relocate to the states
Anyone know how i go about this?
Thanks so much, in advance
Call the consulate of the country you were born in. Whether you can get dual citizenship or not depends on which country you were originally born in and then what country you go to, but the country that makes the rule is the one you were born in.
Here's 3 examples to make it a little clearer.
My hubby was born in Holland. Dutch people can have dual citizenship if they live in another country and have established lives there. Therefore, my husband can get US citizenship and he will not have to give up his Dutch citizenship. He can have dual.
For me, even if we moved to Holland, I would not be able to get dual citizenship. The US does not allow it (and I was born in the US), unless with specific countries (like Israel) and Holland isn't one of those countries. So if we went there, I'd stay American or go Dutch, but I wouldn't be able to be dual.
Our kids were born in the US. In the US, if a parent is foreign, depending on the country, the kids can also be dual. The big factor here is the parent has to have citizenship with another country (or be dual). My boys do have dual citizenship, but in the US, if you were born in the US, you can only have dual until a certain age and then you must declare one nationality or another. I think the age is something like 28 but don't quote me on it.
So 3 different scenarios. Bottom line is you need to check with a Canadian embassy or consular office to find out what the rules for their citizens are.