Dual Citizenship – Which passport can I use to enter the U.S.?

QUESTION:  Currently I have a Canadian and United States passport, so I have Dual Citizenship. Which of the 2 passports is best to use for my flight to the United States?


ANSWER:   At the port of entry, when using a Canadian passport, you may face some issues. Issues you will not have if you are using a U.S. passport. In addition, in order to not to be refuse entry into the United States and have a seamless cross over at the point of entry, a U.S. passport provides a big help in doing so. United States citizens can always enter into the United States.

Nonetheless, may may encounter some issues if you try to enter the U.S. with an expiring passport. Though Canada is very close to the U. S. and shares a border, passport officials do not give any leeway. They treat crossings from Canada into the United States very seriously. So, to avoid any difficulties, use the United States passport that you possess.

Since you have both a U.S. and a Canadian passport, this means you have dual citizenship. Since you will be traveling to the United States and possess a valid U.S. passport, we recommend that you use your U.S. passport to travel to the United States.