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Did he give you any paperwork about a ban? Quoting which section of USA immigration law? If he didn’t (which he likely couldn’t because it doesn’t exist) then there’s no ban. For all intents and purposes he was grouchy and was just blowing hot air and lecturing you how to live your life. Ignore him. Immigration officers are vested with the power to deny ...


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I just checked with a Canadian living abroad who has come home for visits and brought his non-Canadian girlfriend with him. They lined up together in the non-Canadian passport line. This enabled him to confirm that she was visiting with him etc. When they entered the hall, they actually asked a staff member about lining up and he reports that she asked them "...


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No, this would be illegal. Voluntarily naturalizing in another country results in automatic loss of Chinese citizenship. You need to contact your local Chinese embassy and obtain the proper visa. The question mentioned by Traveller provides an overview of how you might or might not get caught trying to sneak back into China with an invalid passport. Don't ...


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Accordin to the Government of Canada, The Canadian temporary passport is an eight-page, machine-readable passport. It is: issued by a Canadian mission used for short-term situations meant for urgent, proven travel situations or residency requirements based on the decision of the Government of Canada passport/consular officer This is ...


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As Robert Columbia mentioned, voluntarily naturalizing in a foreign country results in automatic loss of Chinese (PRC) citizenship (but not ROC nationality; I'll assume you are talking about the PRC), assuming you are not a resident of Hong Kong or Macau. Since you are no longer a Chinese citizen, you can no longer use your Chinese passport as proof of ...


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You've misunderstood what a temporary passport is. It's not a short term "passport-lite" that you can get more cheaply and easily than a regular passport. Rather, it's an emergency replacement that you can get from a Canadian embassy abroad when your main passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, to complete your trip and get you back home.


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UPDATE as at September 28, 2019: Effective today, Saudi Arabia has started issuing tourist visas to the nationals of 49 countries, including Canada (which was the country originally being asked about in this question) eVisas can be obtained via the official Saudi Visa Website, or on arrival in Saudi via a kiosk, at a cost of around US$125. Original Answer:...


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There's a crucial difference between being contracted by a Canadian company and being hired (as an employee) by a Canadian company. An employee of a foreign company who goes to the US as a representative of that company to see to their interests there, in a manner integral to the foreign company's business outside the US, is allowed to do so on a business ...


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You will almost certainly be refused boarding by the airline or be turned away at the border by immigration. Germany has enacted an entry ban on all non-citizens, with the only exceptions being for certain travellers transiting to get to their home country or travellers seeking entry into Germany for urgent reasons. Unless you have an urgent reason to ...


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Personal service of court papers could be made while you're in the USA. However, doing so successfully would require the opposing party to know where you'd be at a particular time, and then to physically find you at that place and time, and then to approach you with the documents. It's a big country. It's not clear that the opposing party would have any of ...


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According to this tweet from Public Safety Canada about the border restrictions on non-essential travel across the US-Canada border starting March 21, under "Permitted Travel", it includes: Canadian citizens, permanent residents and status Indians can cross back into Canada. So you should not be denied entry to Canada.


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While most CBP officers are professional and courteous, I've encountered a fair number who were incompetent, disrespectful and outright abusive. They wield a lot of power over you and they know it. That's one of the reasons I got a Global Entry card (when I could). You seem to have encountered one of the bad examples. As a Canadian you may be eligible for a ...


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For a variety of reasons, unlike most countries, there is no sterile international transit through the United States. To repeat with a footnote, there is no sterile international transit through the United States.* For a foreign traveler, even a Canadian, this is a darn good reason to avoid connecting in the U.S. *The Transit Without Visa (TWOV) and ...


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Strictly speaking they need US passports to enter the US, which includes transit. However, they will be able to board the plane with their Canadian passports since Canadian citizens require neither a visa nor ESTA. Furthermore, US border officers cannot deny a US citizen entry to the US. They can, however, delay entry, and if you encounter someone who is ...


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A Youth Mobility Visa is a D-Visa (i.e. longer-term visa) and therefore does not generally fall under the ban as opposed to a C-Visa which does From: Federal Minister Seehofer ordered extensive restrictions on entry at Germany’s external Schengen borders in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus: The same applies [extensive restrictions on ...


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You should decide whether you want to enter Germany using your Canadian or US passport. Based on what you've told us, there is no reason to prefer one over the other, since US and Canadian citizens have the same privileges of visa-free entry into the Schengen area. Absent any other reason to prefer one passport over the other, you should just pick the one ...


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No. Canada is not part of the Visa Waiver Program; Canadian citizens enter the US without needing visas under a different provision of law. Restrictions to the Visa Waiver Program do not affect Canadian citizens. There are no conditions that will cause a Canadian citizen traveling on a Canadian passport to need a US visitor visa.


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You failed your landing interview and got a Temporary Admission (TA) instead of "Leave to Enter". You were served a removal notice which says at the bottom "IS.82 No AR RLE" (No appeal rights, Refusal of Leave to Enter"... Are these real reasons under the immigration act? They are absolutely real. They got you under Paragraph 320 of the rules, which ...


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Your leave-to-enter stamp clearly says something different from what you remember the IO telling you. Exactly how this happened is not really important now (but see below for a hypothesis), because you wouldn't be able to prove that he said something different from what the paperwork shows, anyway. I second Gayot Fow's advice to seek qualified advice from ...


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US law requires US citizens to use a US passport to enter or leave the United States. There is no penalty on the books for breaking this law, so if you show up in the US without a US passport for your daughter, probably the worst that will happen is you'll get yelled at and told to get her a passport. Usually the harder thing is convincing the airline to let ...


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The messaging is not 100% clear on this. However it appears that Canadian citizens and permanent residents returning home will be considered essential travel and will be admitted. However if you are resident abroad then you will be admitted only if your travel is essential, even if you are a Canadian citizen. If your reason for travel is not essential you ...


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Immigration events are emotive, no question about it. The first step is to get centered enough to give a lucid account of what happened or nobody will be able to help. If I understand your narrative... You were detained and removed from port whilst seeking entry as a non-visa national. You have personal effects stored inland at a rented flat and the ...


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If you are a Canadian citizen and you will be driving from Canada to the USA, then according to the US CBP, you do not need a passport to enter the USA. Instead of a passport, CBP will also accept: Enhanced Driver's License/Enhanced Identification Card, NEXUS, FAST/EXPRES and SENTRI enrollment cards. Note though that if you are arriving by air, ...


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You'll need a form of ID, but legally once you're in the country you can take any form of transport that a US citizen can. Plane, train, bus, ferry or automobile - your citizenship will have no bearing on whether you can use it.


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I presume you will be traveling on your Canadian passport. You do not need a visa. There have been recent changes to the visa waiver program affecting, among others, people who hold Iranian citizenship, but Canadians do not travel under the visa waiver program. A Canadian citizen's visa-free travel to the United States is governed by different provisions ...


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What is my port of entry into India for immigration purposes? From the official Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Immigration link: On arrival, all passengers are requested to move towards Immigration. We conduct immigration check for all passengers, Indians or foreigners, both at the time of arrival and departure. The passports are duly stamped at ...


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Taiwan currently has an amnesty program for foreign nationals who want to overstay their visas. "Under the program, there will be no mandatory detention, while the maximum penalty will be NT$2,000 (US$66) and no re-entry ban, compared with detention, a maximum fine of NT$10,000 and an entry ban of 1 to 8 years for those who do not voluntarily contact ...


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Yes you can. Because a Canadian license permits you to drive manual transmission cars back home, it's taken as permission to drive one abroad. Since there isn't a specific 'manual transmission' license there is no other approach that could be taken. I have rented manual cars in Britain many times on an Ontario license.


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It depends on what you mean with 'acting like an American' vs. 'acting like a Canadian'. Americans are (in)famous in Europe for acting as if they own the world, everybody else lives in a third-world country, and everything should work exactly like it works in the USA, because obviously all other processes are inferior. If you are not doing this, you will ...


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