Immigration Issues/American passport


Thank you in advanced if you answer this question for me because people have just confused me. I'm an American permanent resident with a green card and i want to go visit some relatives in Canada this summer, do i need an American passport to travel to Canada and reenter the states or can i use my native country passport?

thanks again

Well since you are not a US citizen you are not going to get a US passport so it really doesn't matter does it??? Who ever told you that you need a US passport to enter into Canada is a total fool. Now you are a citizen of another country and have a passport from that country. You will need to use that passport to travel. So if Canada requires that you get a visa to enter Canada, the you will need to do so. You will need to fill out whatever forms Canada requires for people from your country (if anything) and you will need to file the application wherever the Canadian government requires you to do so.  As for re-entering the USA, you will not need anything other than your passport and your permanent resident visa card (or green card).

Good luck.

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Alexander J. Hay


I am a U.S. lawyer with offices in Houston, Texas and in Belize. I can answer questions on U.S. Immigration, U.S. corporate law, and Offshore Tax and Asset Planning.
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Harvard University, A.B. degree; University of Houston Law Center, J.D. Degree; Fulbright Scholar

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