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Dual Citizenship Air Travel Changes September 25, 2016

Posted by Matthew in Air Crossing, Canada, Dual Citizenship, Land Crossing, USA.
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This article may be of interest to some of the readership.

Quoth Huffington Post: Changes To Canadian Passport Rules May Inconvenience Dual Citizens:

As of November 10, 2016, dual citizens who hold Canadian citizenship, as well as some other foreign citizenship, will need to present their Canadian Passport at the time of entry into Canada, if they are travelling by air

According to the article, this does not apply to US-Canadian Citizens, and only applies to travel TO Canada by air. The article uses the example that a Canadian-UK Citizen flying to the US would be okay, as would the subsequent drive from the US to Canada.

This seems to strengthen the rule-of-thumb of always using the passport of the country you’re entering (for Canadian inbound air travel, at least).

Cheers!

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Dual Citizens and the Selective Service System March 14, 2009

Posted by Matthew in Dual Citizenship, USA.
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Men between ages 18 and 25 by law must apply for the Selective Service to retain benefits such as “student financial aid, loans, or grants; vocational training under WIA; government employment; and security clearances” (sss.gov) and to avoid penalties such as “…a fine of up to $250,000, imprisonment for up to five years, or both.” (sss.gov)

SSS.gov explicitly states:

Dual nationals of the U.S. and another country are required to register, regardless of where they live, because they are U.S. nationals.
See also Aliens and Dual Nationals – Liability for Service

If you are living IN the USA, you can register here.
If you are living OUTSIDE the USA, you can complete a foreign registration here.

I was asked if I had registered with the Selective Service System, and if I had my card with me when I applied for a US passport. In other words, if I wasn’t registered, I probably wouldn’t have received a passport.After registering for the SSS, they will send you your registration card in the mail, and I believe you get your registration number immediately.

More information: “Selective Service and You: 18? Time to Register!”