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Old 05-12-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Hi there,

I've been searching for an immigration answer for long time but never got one. Any help would be appreciated. I'm a US citizen and going to apply for a Canadian residency as my wife is a canadian as well. Problem is I have a full time work in New York, USA. So, once I get accepted for a canadian residency in the skilled worker process, can I avoid staying in Canada for 3/6 months mandatory stay? I would like to move when I get a job in canada, not just leave the full time job in US and stay unemployed in canada. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Syed
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Surely there must be some provision somewhere in the process whereby you can actually speak to a human to clarify such questions.
Welcome to Citizenship and Immigration Canada

If not there's a couple of big Canadian immigration forums out there maybe they can be of help..
Good Luck eh!
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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Surely there must be some provision somewhere in the process whereby you can actually speak to a human to clarify such questions.
Welcome to Citizenship and Immigration Canada

If not there's a couple of big Canadian immigration forums out there maybe they can be of help..
Good Luck eh!

CIC's web site has a Contact Us page which lists several methods of contact; although a little frustrating, I recommend going the telephone route.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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can I avoid staying in Canada for 3/6 months mandatory stay?
There is no mandatory 3/6 stay in Canada. I don't know where you have this info from. The only requirement to maintain Canadian PR is to be present in Canada for 730 days in the 5-year period after you become Canadian PR. However, if your wife moves to the US with you after you become Canadian PR, you don't need to follow the 730 days rule, as you are staying outside of Canada with a spouse / common law partner who is a Canadian citizen.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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Canada wants you in and we allow with just one spouse. However, pack your documents with you and go talk to an immigration lawyer. You're likely to have more of an issue going back into the United States, with much less understanding since the 1997 Act.

But I understand that you are NOW a UNITED STATES citizen? Be prepared to prove it crossing back into the U.S.
I can't see big problems going into Canada as long as you pack the appropriate paperwork and have it with you at all times.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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Canada wants you in and we allow with just one spouse. However, pack your documents with you and go talk to an immigration lawyer. You're likely to have more of an issue going back into the United States, with much less understanding since the 1997 Act.

But I understand that you are NOW a UNITED STATES citizen? Be prepared to prove it crossing back into the U.S.
I can't see big problems going into Canada as long as you pack the appropriate paperwork and have it with you at all times.
Yes he indicate that he is a US citizen and of crouse any national of any country returning home has to prove it (passport)

If you cross the border a lot, I'd check out the NEXUS card.. it was useful all the times I crossed back and forth between Ontario and NY and in Niagara Falls there is 1 bridge dedicated to people with that card -- the Whirlpool bridge. I never got stuck in traffic at the other border crossings.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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I am a US citizen, my wife and my daughter has green card, my son is born American citizen, if i want to be Canadian citizen what should i do. I want to keep our us citizenship. what i have to do.
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