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grpadman
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« on: November 07, 2009, 03:00:43 am »

I am a canadian citizen and also I have overseas citizen of India . I am staying in india last 2 years not able to return to canada due to some personnal problem and health condition. How long can i stay in india , can I lose canadian citizen if i stay 2 more years in india.
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 03:01:34 pm »

Hi

I am a canadian citizen and also I have overseas citizen of India . I am staying in india last 2 years not able to return to canada due to some personnal problem and health condition. How long can i stay in india , can I lose canadian citizen if i stay 2 more years in india.

If you are a citizen, you can stay out forever if you wish.

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 08:45:59 am »

PMM, that's true if the citizen was born in Canada.  Is it also true for a naturalized citizen?
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 01:46:46 pm »

Hi

PMM, that's true if the citizen was born in Canada.  Is it also true for a naturalized citizen?

Yes.

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 11:22:51 pm »

PMM, that's true if the citizen was born in Canada.  Is it also true for a naturalized citizen?

There's no difference in this scenario.  A Canadian citizen is a Canadian citizen.
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toby
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VISA ISSUED...: 7 July 2011
LANDED..........: 15 July 2011

« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 02:29:38 am »

Not entirely true, Ned.  A born Canadain likes hockey from birth, while a naturalized Canadian  usually has to learn to like it -- like getting your palate used to bad wine.
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Nov 09 Application to Mississauga
Nov 09 Approved; sent to Hong Kong.
Interview April 4, 2011 (so slow!!). Passed.
15 April 2011 New medical done.
7 July 2011  COPR received.
15 July 2011 landed in Vancouver. At last.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 07:40:27 pm »

Not entirely true, Ned.  A born Canadain likes hockey from birth, while a naturalized Canadian  usually has to learn to like it -- like getting your palate used to bad wine.

are you saying hockey is  "A bad wine" !!! ---die hard SENS  fan who is  not a born canadain either ...lol!

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 08:04:11 pm »

A Canadian citizen (born or naturalized) can stay outside as long as he/she wants. All is needed to keep in touch with the Canadian Embassy/High Commission. They have a 1 page form where you just fill that form to register for any emergency contact issues. Also new passport can be obtained in every 5 years.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 08:05:10 pm »

OF COURSE!

PMM, that's true if the citizen was born in Canada.  Is it also true for a naturalized citizen?
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jujuberanch
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 08:06:02 pm »

every 5 or 10 years.

A Canadian citizen (born or naturalized) can stay outside as long as you want. All you need to keep in touch with the Canadian Embassy/High Commission. They have a 1 page form where you just put your all information and register with them for any emergency contact issues. Also get the new passport in every 5 years.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2014, 08:07:16 pm »

every 5 or 10 years.

It depends, if the passport validity is 10 years then obtain new one after 10 years..
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chakrab
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 03:34:34 am »

there are travel limitations related to EI and medical plans in some provinces. but nothing to block someone from staying out.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 11:31:42 am »

The point is simple:
A Canadian citizen - born / naturalized / born to Canadian parents outside Canada - will NOT lose Canadian citizenship because s/he is out of Canada, irrespective of the duration of stay outside Canada.
It's advisable to keep the Canadian passport travel ready and valid in order to facilitate travelling easily. All that means is that if your passport is to expire within the next 6 months or so you may want to apply for a renewal.
Keep the Canadian Embassy / Consulate contacts handy.
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2014, 12:25:41 pm »

grpadman,

So are you currently in India with an Indian visa on your Canadian passport or with an OCI card / passport ?

If a visa, it must be multiple entry and valid for how long ?   Thx
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chakrab
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2014, 03:09:11 pm »

grpadman,

So are you currently in India with an Indian visa on your Canadian passport or with an OCI card / passport ?

If a visa, it must be multiple entry and valid for how long ?   Thx
he mentions in the post that he is overseas citizen of india
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