Travelling as a dual citizen

While having dual (or multiple) citizenship is legal in Canada, it may not be legal in the country of your other nationality.

Should you choose to travel to your other country of nationality, you should be aware of local laws and regulations that may be imposed on you by that country as a result of your citizenship in that country. Some examples include mandatory military service and penalties for unpaid mandatory taxation. Some countries do not recognize dual nationality, which may restrict Canada's access to you if you become incarcerated. It is your responsibility to research the local laws of your other country of nationality before you travel there.

For more information on travelling with dual nationality to a specific country, please consult the country's page in our country travel advice or contact the appropriate foreign office in Canada. 

Canadian citizens requiring more information can also call 613-944-6788 or email

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