Saddened Is A Canadian Citizen!

flagFinally! After 36 years in Canada and a very long wait for her citizenship application, Saddened became a Canadian citizen today.

Here is what Saddened sent to me in an e-mail a few minutes ago.  (I’m posting this with her consent)

I AM A CANADIAN!!!!!

 

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Saddened. Now you need to change your name to Happy.   freedom next exit
Next step on the Road to Freedom is a CLN.

 

30 thoughts on “Saddened Is A Canadian Citizen!

  1. Pacifica777

    @ Ecstatic Canadian (formerly Saddened)

    I’m so glad your CLN has arrived!!! It gives such a sense of closure and relief! I remember “meeting” you on the internet like two years ago, so I feel like I know you and I’m really really happy! All the best as you move on with your life!!!

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  2. badger

    Congratulations Formerly-saddened123!
    It has been a long road, but you made it!
    : )
    best,
    badger

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  3. Lynne Swanson

    @Scared: Because you became a Canadian citizen after 2004, yes, you would be expected to file five years of tax returns, including FBARs. This is not, however, a condition to relinquishing.  It is a tax requirement.

    If you haven’t used that US passport since 2009, you should be able to get a CLN dated 2009, but the IRS will expect you to file those back returns, including FBARs.

     

     

     

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  4. ScaredCanadian

    Forgot to mention. I still hold a US passport but have not voted, owned any property, or worked in the US. My life has always been fully Canadian based.

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  5. ScaredCanadian

    @Blaze: I have been in Canada for 40 years and became a citizen in 2009. Thanks again.

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  6. ScaredCanadian

    @Blaze: If I apply for a relinquishment I will be required to file 5 years of back taxes. Will I still be required to file FBAR? Thanks.

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    1. Lynne Swanson

      @Scared:  I think you posted the details of your situation in another thread, but I don’t remember what they were or even what thread it was.  Can you advise again?  When did you become a Canadian citizen?  Have you done anything since then that would retain your US citizenship–i.e. US passport, voted US election, filed tax returns?

  7. Lynne Swanson

    Saddened has her CLN!  I told her she needs to change her name to Ecstatic.

    It’s time for Saddened-Ecstatic to do the Happy Dance!

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  8. saddened123

    @monalisa1776, Thank you for your kind words, it is a great feeling that I am now Canadian. I hope things go well with the relinquishment, I am optimistic but alittle scared, I guess that is normal.

    I hope thing are going well for you, wishing you all the best!

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  9. monalisa1776

    Saddened, I always had faith that things would work out for you and that you’d receive your Canadian citizenship!! I’m so pleased for you as I’ve mentioned at IBS. I am also very optimistic that your relinquishment will also go smoothly. 🙂

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  10. saddened123

    @Calgary411, Thank you so much!! Your support has meant the world to me, you are a wonderful person. I will definetly have to change my name.

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