Very very old lost US passport - can an immigration lawyer help?
October 10, 2013 12:25 PM Subscribe
Technically I have dual Canadian/US citizenship as my father was a US citizen living in Canada when I was born. I had a passport in the mid-1980s as a small child, but it's long gone now. Who should I talk to about getting another one? (details inside)
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My father was a US citizen living in Canada at the time of my birth, although he's a Canadian citizen now, and because of that I have/had dual citizenship. My family lived in the US for a few years in the mid-1980s, and during that time I had an American passport. Unfortunately, it's expired and long gone now.
Also unfortunately, my Mother was always the Keeper of the Documents in the family and she passed away suddenly a few years ago, leaving records in chaos. My father is still around and happy to help with any paperwork he can.
I would like to get another US passport now so I have the option of working there. Is this the kind of thing an immigration lawyer would help me sort out? And if so, should I see one in Canada or the US, or does it make a difference?