Travel Documents: Canadian citizens need either a U.S. or Canadian passport to enter Canada by air (or by land)

This post is a reminder for Canadian citizens traveling outside of Canada who wish to return to Canada by air! YOU NEED THE RIGHT KIND OF “TRAVEL DOCUMENT” TO RETURN TO CANADA! Section 6 of Canada’ Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the right of Canadian citizens to enter Canada. 6. (1) Every citizen of […]

Global Entry, NEXUS and the effect of renouncing US citizenship

This is another post in what is becoming a series about “travel documents” for U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents. To travel the world you need to be able to get easy access to and from different countries. “Travel documents” are required. Travel documents include (but are not limited to): passports, permanent resident cards, […]

Although a "reentry permit" can provide evidence of intention to reside permanently in the USA, it does ask about tax returns!

#GreenCard holders wishing to apply for a "Reentry Permit" will find this question about tax returns of interest — Citizenship Lawyer (@ExpatriationLaw) September 26, 2017 Once you have been granted the right to live permanently in the United States, and become a “lawful permanent resident”, it is important that you maintain the intention […]

The State Department Should Allow For US Citizenship Renunciations To Take Place By Video

This post has been co-authored by Diane Gelon* (see “Reflections Of An Expatriation Lawyer“) and John Richardson Prologue From @HelenBurggraf: "As AAA announces its new legal challenge to go ahead, expats echo its call for renunciation to be made easier" – AAA also argues that renunciations need not take place inside a US Consulate or […]

U.S. Citizenship clarification: Time between your actual renunciation and the date your CLN is issued

Two questions that I frequently receive from people who have renounced U.S. citizenship are: I. An immigration question: What if I attempt to travel to the United States during the period of time between my actual renunciation of U.S. citizenship and actually receiving my CLN (which is my proof of having renounced U.S. citizenship)? II. […]

Citizenship-based reporting: Mr. #FBAR as a role model for President Putin and the Russian government

Via @NPR: Steven Seagal Is Now A Citizen Of Russia, Courtesy Of Putin – Welcome to the Russian version of Mr. #FBAR — Citizenship Lawyer (@ExpatriationLaw) November 22, 2016   It has been widely reported that American actor Steven Seagal has joined American boxer Roy Jones in becoming a citizen of Russia. By becoming […]

Evolution of process of relinquishing US citizenship in Canada – Form 4079 no longer used

In the last year I have written the following three posts about the evolution of the process of “formal expatriation” (NOT the do it yourself version AKA – simply “delete US citizenship“). This is the fourth post. This post confirms that the the process in Canada no longer includes Form 4079. Instead a questionnaire has […]

New instructions to book Canada appointments to relinquish or renounce US citizenship

Has it become too much work to remain a U.S. citizen? Has the time come to renounce U.S. citizenship? Would you be a "covered expatriate" if you renounced? Subject to the "Exit Tax"? via @ExpatriationLaw — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) March 11, 2018 Click here if you want help […]

Did the 1947 Canada Citizenship Act affirm citizenship or "strip" citizenship and create @LostCanadians?

Introduction: This is the 2nd of seven posts analyzing the “dual citizen exemption” to the S. 877A Exit Tax which is found in S. 877A(g)(1)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please remember that the “dual citizen exemption” is available ONLY to those who meet the “five year tax compliance test”. 1. What is the S. […]

Thoughts from a conversation: Green Cards – Dangers of moving to America and moving from America

"Coming to America" – Welcome to the land of Forms and #FBAR – It's what you couldn't imagine you don't know. — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) June 21, 2015 My #OVDI Progress via @wordpressdotcom – Another "Green Card" victim – he kept a bank account in the home […]