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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Canada's Citizenship Act says 3 (1) Subject to this Act, a person is a citizen if (a) the person was born in Canada after February 14, 1977; So yes, the child will be a Canadian citizen from the ...
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What is required to claim Canadian citizenship?

You probably are a Canadian citizen, in which case, yes. The page on citizenship rules suggests that you have been a Canadian citizen from birth because your father is a Canadian citizen born in ...
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Am I just considered a tourist, and am I able to leave and return to the UK while on that free tourism visa?

The big problem that I see with this arrangement is that the UK considers it work -- and it is; you will literally be working for compensation -- and will not allow you to enter for that purpose ...
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My dad was born to Canadian diplomats in Ghana. How does this affect his citizenship status?

So what you really want to know is, are you a Canadian citizen. If you were born after April 17, 2009: You are a Canadian citizen. The original Bill C-37 that took effect in 2009 which limits ...
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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?

Not really. The process is mostly the same. A Canadian citizen would still need an H-1B or L-1 petition filed by the employer and approved by USCIS, just like someone from any other country, including ...
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Work for a Canadian company, but reside legally in the US

Your understanding is incorrect. To legally work in the US you need a proper immigration status. If you don't have a US citizenship or permanent resident status (green card) - you need an immigration ...
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Does switching from a J1 visa to TD status prevent you from entering the US for two years?

The 2-year requirement in INA 212(e) only applies to immigrant visas and H and L nonimmigrant visas. It does not apply to TN and TD. The Foreign Affairs Manual explicitly confirms this for TN/TD in 9 ...
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What is the simplest way for a Canadian to obtain EU citizenship?

Simply put, if you're ineligible for any ancestral visa, the quickest way would be to marry a British Citizen. That way you are eligible for ILR after 2 years, and citizenship just one year later. The ...
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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Canada has unrestricted Jus Soli, and thus any child born in Canada is automatcally a citizen by birth. This is irrespective the parent's immigration status or nationalities.
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New born baby - Landing in India

The child is eligible for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI). This will allow the child to live in India without being subject to foreigner registration.
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Is a Canadian citizen planning to get TN visa considered authorized to work in the USA?

No, you're not yet authorized to work in the United States. You could include information about a TN visa in your cover letter. You are correct that you can apply for the visa at the border directly ...
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Getting the Canadian citizenship for my 3 years old child

The Canadian government webpage on this is quite clear. Your child, born outside Canada after April 17, 2009, is a Canadian citizen because you were born in Canada. If I either ask them again what ...
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Do Canada and France allow their citizens to have 2 other citizenships?

I don't know of any country having a numerical limit on how many citizenships their citizens may have: either they allow multiple citizenships or they don't. France allows it by not disallowing it in ...
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As a Canadian, what are the legal requirements for working in the US?

You will need to obtain a temporary worker visa in order to legally work in the US. As a Canadian citizen you may be eligible for TN Visa which has an initial period of stay of 3 years. The ...
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Unmarried Canadian Partners - I am sponsored, will my partner be able to obtain a visa join me in the USA?

There are many possible visas that she may be eligible for: Work Visas, Exchange visitor Visas, NAFTA Visa, Student Visas But in all of these cases you will need to find employment/sponsor program/...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

If you are interested in preparing an equivalence of your degree, you should get in touch with the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB) which is the administration responsible for ...
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How do you change from a tourist visa to a TN visa without leaving the US?

The term used by the US is change of status (when changing to immigrant status, the term is adjustment of status.) The form for changing from one non-immigrant status to another is the I-539. ...
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Dual citizenship and marriage

If a person has dual citizenship (Canada and US), what will the foreign national potential spouse (from Europe) have to go through in order to be legally residing in the US? The process is the same ...
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Already have a priority date for Green Card, but planning to be jobless for half a year, what happens to my priority date?

I'm not a lawyer and none of this is legal advice. Your current plan sounds like a very bad idea if you want to get your Green Card quickly. But before we dissect that lets cover the main question ...
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My dad was born to Canadian diplomats in Ghana. How does this affect his citizenship status?

Usually, diplomats working abroad are treated as if they were working in their own country (for example, children born on US soil to foreign diplomats working in the US, are not automatically granted ...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

I don't think the field is regulated. The page from the German Foreign Office is about requirements to obtain a regular work visa, and not about the general restrictions that apply to Germans and EU ...
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Working holiday in Japan, which country I should buy my Insurance from?

Just to answer for myself, I have already moved to Osaka, Japan for almost one year. Like Kent said, when I arrived to Osaka, I could enroll in the National Health Insurance Plan (国民健康保険). The ...
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Nova Scotia Announces New Immigration Stream - Canada

You should try to contact the Nova Scotia immigration office to confirm. Based on the paragraph that you included above (and I've looked at the originating website, you don't have to also apply ...
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How can I find out if I ever filed an I-485 (a step in the green card process)?

You can file an FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request with USCIS to obtain your file.
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Can a dual national leave Australia on their Canadian Passport?

The recommendation for dual nationals (of any nationalities) is that you enter/leave each country for which you have citizenship using a passport for that country. If you have Australian/Canadian ...
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Canadian wife of British citizen, trying to move to Scotland

I think you want: Reason for visit: settlement Visa type: settlement Visa subtype: wife or husband, as appropriate
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how to return I-94?

Customs and Border Protection has the same address on their site, so it seems that the address is still correct. However, since the US recorded your departure you can be unconcerned about sending in ...
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Can I look for work in Germany as a visitor?

All the restrictions I am aware of are explicitly about work (Erwerbstätigkeit) and there are distinct visas to look for jobs that do not allow working so it would seem to imply that “looking for a ...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

I don't think it's too difficult to get a an IT job in Germany, or elsewhere in Europe, as long as you have experience in a platform or technology that's in high demand. I'm an American who's lived in ...
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How to file a tax income for a Canadian living in the UK on the YMS visa?

When I moved to the UK, my accountant filed what he referred to as a "leavers" tax return which, I suppose, notifies CRA that you are no longer resident in Canada for tax purposes after a certain date....
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