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Can I renew my US passport while retaining my Canadian citizenship?

Question: I'm 28 years old, born in the US and am a Canadian citizen living in Canada. My US passport was last renewed at the age of 5.


1. I would like to renew my US passport and not sure how to do so. Please advise.

2. I would also like to know if I can retain my Canadian citizenship as well after renewing my US passport; i.e. would I be able to have dual citizenship? If so, what steps do I need to take?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer: The U.S. and Canada allow for dual citizenship. You only lose U.S. citizenship if you voluntarily relinquish it. This requires you complete a form and pay a fee. If you did not do this, then you probably have dual citizenship and can possess passports from both countries. You should use a valid U.S. passport to enter the United States and a valid Canadian passport to enter Canada.

Since your U.S. passport was issued when you were a minor, you must appear in person in order to apply for a new one. You can do this at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general. Below if a list of locations.

Canada: Ottawa

Canada: Calgary

Canada: Halifax

Canada: Montreal

Canada: Quebec

Canada: Toronto

Canada: Vancouver

Canada: Winnipeg

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US Passport renewal - Dual citizenship
by: Jimmy

Question: I am US-born. I am a U.S. and Canadian citizen. My U.S. passport is expiring. Do I need to renew my U.S. passport or I can simply travel to the U.S. on my Canadian passport?

Answer: You are required my law to enter and depart the United States using your U.S. passport. If it will expire before your trip to the U.S., you need to renew your passport before traveling.

You can do this via mail or at the U.S. Embassy or the nearest U.S. Consulate in Canada.

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