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I am a Canadian citizen. If I become a naturalized US citizen, will I still retain my Canadian citizenship?
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I am a Canadian citizen. If I become a naturalized US citizen, will I still retain my Canadian citizenship?

You would have dual citizenship. Both countrys allow dual citizenship. Unlike the law in effect in Canada up to 1977, the current Citizenship Act allows Canadian citizens to acquire a foreign nationality without automatically losing their Canadian citizenship. Since February 15, 1977, a Canadian citizen who acquires another nationality may retain Canadian citizenship, unless he or she voluntarily applies to renounce it and the application is approved by a citizenship judge. The current act thus makes it possible to have two or more citizenships and allegiances at the same time for an indefinite period. A U.S. citizen may acquire foreign citizenship by marriage, or a person naturalized as a U.S. citizen may not lose the citizenship of the country of birth.U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or require a person to choose one citizenship or another.

Yes you will retain your Canadian Citizenship. Canada recognizes dual citizenship (source 1). US does NOT forbid dual citizenship (see source 2).

Yes- you will. I have both. Canada does not recognize that you denounce citizenship. If you were American and wanted to become Canadian, you would lose your American citizenship. My husband is a dual American and UK as well.

no i think to BECOME a US citizen you have to renounce your citizenship to OTHER country. but if, let's say, you were born to american parents IN Canada...then you can have dual citizenship. : ) that's what i understand it to be.

Tracey Seth
In order to be a US citizen, you have to denouce the citizenship of any other country. Dual citizenship applies only to those under 18. Then they have to decide which citizenship they wish to keep.

jeet x
you can always have dual citizenship if u want

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