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Drawbacks of Canadian Citizenship




I saw an interseting post regarding the benefits of Canadian citizenship. I am just thinking about the cons of getting CDN citizenship. I got the book called "A look in Canada" and saw the anthem section. Heaven only knows how much I adore Tagore and Indian national anthem. Looking at the book I am even thinking of withdrawing the application. According to the philosopher Wayne Dyer , "what if my whole life has gone wrong?". I came to this country with the sole aim of passport and when I am there I don't feel like taking it.

What do you guys think?? Is it a good idea to take the citizenship?? I know OIC is a reality now but that won't make me a full Indian.


 
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Post ID: 69247 07-03-06 02:13:44
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I saw an interseting post regarding the benefits of Canadian citizenship. I am just thinking about the cons of getting CDN citizenship. I got the book called "A look in Canada" and saw the anthem section. Heaven only knows how much I adore Tagore and Indian national anthem. Looking at the book I am even thinking of withdrawing the application. According to the philosopher Wayne Dyer , "what if my whole life has gone wrong?". I came to this country with the sole aim of passport and when I am there I don't feel like taking it.

What do you guys think?? Is it a good idea to take the citizenship?? I know OIC is a reality now but that won't make me a full Indian.



One clear drawback is you will be Overseas citizen of India and not a regular Indian passport holder. Many things in India (like tution fees for your kids in engineering or medical colleges in India) will be costly as you are deemed as an NRI.

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Post ID: 69254 07-03-06 05:34:48
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One clear drawback is you will be Overseas citizen of India and not a regular Indian passport holder. Many things in India (like tution fees for your kids in engineering or medical colleges in India) will be costly as you are deemed as an NRI.



Even after dual-citizenship ?


 
Post ID: 69262 07-03-06 09:56:51
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One way around that could be one person holding a canadian passport and the spouse holding an Indian Passport. That would work I think.
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Orginally posted by nand

I saw an interseting post regarding the benefits of Canadian citizenship. I am just thinking about the cons of getting CDN citizenship. I got the book called "A look in Canada" and saw the anthem section. Heaven only knows how much I adore Tagore and Indian national anthem. Looking at the book I am even thinking of withdrawing the application. According to the philosopher Wayne Dyer , "what if my whole life has gone wrong?". I came to this country with the sole aim of passport and when I am there I don't feel like taking it.

What do you guys think?? Is it a good idea to take the citizenship?? I know OIC is a reality now but that won't make me a full Indian.



Nand:

What was written in the book that made you question your decision? Also, you wrote "I came to this country with the sole aim of passport". Can you please clarify. Thanks

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I came to this country 4 years back. At that time my aim was to get the CDN PP and flee Canada . But now I am slowly starting to think whether it's really worth to take the citizenship. I was reading some historical stuff in the book and I compared it with the vast history of our country . Mahatma Gandhi fougt for freedom and gave us title Indian. We are loosing the nationality for some materialistic gains.




 
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I came to this country 4 years back. At that time my aim was to get the CDN PP and flee Canada . But now I am slowly starting to think whether it's really worth to take the citizenship. I was reading some historical stuff in the book and I compared it with the vast history of our country . Mahatma Gandhi fougt for freedom and gave us title Indian. We are loosing the nationality for some materialistic gains.





its too bad you werent able to research and realize this before taking the pain and financial burden of applying.

One more thing: Many people here including myself are proud to be Canadians. The passport and identity are part and parcel of who we are. Its really only your loss that you wanted to get ur passport and "flee". IF you feel you are a proud "indian" that wont be lost regardless where you go. What you lose is up to you. Please dont blame a country.


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Citizenship is a privilege .
No privilege can raise the self-esteem or attitude of any human being.
It has to come from within.

Any person that says anything like: I am just waiting for "this" and THEN I will do "that", trust me, he will never be able to do "that".



 
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hi
What really worries me is that i heard i have to pledge royalty to the british queen during the oath taking ceremony.....CItezenship or not..nothing in this world will convince me to do that... i will just extend my PR may be..lol...
God how i hate this...
Wish i had sticked to home country...
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What really worries me is that i heard i have to pledge royalty to the british queen during the oath taking ceremony.....CItezenship or not..nothing in this world will convince me to do that... i will just extend my PR may be..lol...
God how i hate this...
Wish i had sticked to home country...
:(



I bet you meant loyalty, not royalty (that would mean you got to sign away your wealth to the Queen):)

Yes, I am not in agreement in pledging allegiance to the Queen. I'll let the Govt know AFTER I get my citizenship:)

Actually, there was a movement recently to amend the oath to pledge allegiance to the Canadian Flag which makes more sense. I don't know how far that went.

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