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Canadian singer, Justin Bieber has reportedly applied to become a US citizen and is set to hold dual citizenship for the U.S. and Canada.
According to TMZ, the 24-year-old singer who currently holds an O-1 Visa for “Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement” has applied for dual citizenship.
Justin who was born in Ontario, Canada but moved to Atlanta when he was 13 he will retain his Canadian citizenship, but he will become an American citizen as well. He may have opted for this immigration solely bcos of marrying his girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin.
As for the process … there are 5 relevant steps:
— Proof he has a right to be in the country. Justin does … he has a green card.
— File USCIS Form N-400 … a formal request to start the naturalization process. BTW, it costs around $700, but we’re guessing he can afford it.
— Background check by the FBI and fingerprinting.
— Citizenship interview. During the interview, Justin will have to answer questions about U.S. history and government and also prove he knows English.
— Appear at an oath ceremony and pledge allegiance to the U.S.
He could renounce his Canadian citizenship, but we know he would not. Justin feels a deep connection to Canada. In fact, he just bought a massive, $5 million estate on 101 acres in Ontario.
Once a US citizen, Justin can vote and hold public office (except Prez or VP).