dual citizenship ???

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morganNew Member
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dual citizenship ???

Post Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:49 pm

Hi everyone

I searched the forums and did not find the info I was searching for.

My Grandfather was an American living in Canada for years and years until 1960 the year he died.

That makes me 1/4 American.

Can I get dual citizenship?

What kind of proof would I need?

Thanks in advance

Thunder Bay ON
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Location: London, England

Post Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:20 am

I don't think you are able to. Looks you are too far removed with your grandparent.

Check this link: http://www.amcits.com/citizenshipform.asp

You can also check: http://www.usembassycanada.gov/content/index.asp

And: http://www.usconsulatetoronto.ca/content/index.asp
Duncan_BCCanuckAbroad Regular
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Location: Duncan, BC

Post Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:44 am

I believe that US citizenship by descent applies to some children only, not grandchildren. This is consistent with Canada and the UK as well. Ireland and Greece offer grandchildren citizenship, I belive. The US cases are different depending on year of birth, however. My father-in-law's father was born in Montana. He was born in 1931 and would be eligible for citizenship. His brother was born in 1935 and is not eligible for citizenship. Both of these are moot points, however, because the US citizen was born in 1899. Montana does not have records available prior to about 1905 so there is likely no way to prove entitlement.
morganNew Member
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thank you very much

Post Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:00 am

Thank You so very much for the info

to be honest I was having trouble with the idea of having to take up arms against Canada, and having to make the US my only country

However another winter...(wich I love) at -40c can make you think about Hawaii..and that you might do almost anything to be warm.

Have a great day everyone

Morgan A

from Thunder Bay
Sleuth22New Member
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Location: Columbia, Missouri

Dual citizenship

Post Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:47 pm

There are three ways you can get US citizenship:
1) Be born in the U.S.
2) Have a biological parent who is American
3) Marry an American, live in the U.S. and apply for citizenship (requires taking an exam, etc.)
Hope this helps.

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