CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION
Canadian citizenship is one of the most valued and sought-after statuses in the world.
Canadian citizens have a number of very important rights that permanent residents of Canada do not, including the right vote, run for office, hold a Canadian passport and remain a Canadian citizen without maintaining a residence in Canada. Only by becoming a Canadian citizen is it possible to fully participate in Canadian society.
We advise our clients to apply for Canadian citizenship at earliest eligibility. The process can be long, and time consuming but the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen are numerous.
To be eligible to apply for citizenship, you must:
- be a permanent resident of Canada;
- have been physically in Canada for at least 1,095 days in the five years before you apply
- file income taxes for any three taxation years that are fully or partially within the five years before you apply.
Unless you are 55 years or older at the time of application, you must also be able to:
- communicate (speak and understand) in English or French and
- show knowledge about Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship;
You may not be eligible to apply for citizenship if you:
- have a criminal record;
- are facing criminal charges in or outside Canada;
- have been ordered to leave Canada;
- have been refused Canadian citizenship because of misrepresentation;
- have had your Canadian citizenship revoked;
- have not met the terms and conditions of your permanent residence status.
What do you need to apply for Canadian citizenship?
Along with personal identification and background documentation you will need to provide
- proof of your physical presence in Canada, and provide as evidence copies of all passports and travel documents you held in the last 5 years;
- copy of your English or French language ability (it can be either IELTS/TEF/CLB test Certificate, or a diploma/certificate from an educational institution you graduated in Canada.
After you applied for Canadian Citizenship.
In or about a year after citizenship application submission you will be invited to take the Citizenship Test. To help you prepare a citizenship test, the Government of Canada has created a brochure called Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.
It provides comprehensive information to help prepare you for the citizenship test. You will find there information on Canada’s history, geography, government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
On the citizenship test you are allowed to make not more than 5 wrong answers out of 20.
After you successfully pass the test you will be invited for Citizenship Interview with citizenship officer.
After the interview you will be notified about date time and placer of Citizenship Ceremony. At the Citizenship Ceremony, you will need to say the Oath of Citizenship before a citizenship judge.
After you say your oath, you will be given a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship.
How can we help
We will help you determine eligibility, gather the documents, pay the fees and, most importantly, complete the application forms.
With long experience behind us, we will make sure that you are all set to receive your Canadian Citizenship Certificate and celebrate the dream that you have been longing for so long.
Contact us for a quote, or if you have any questions.