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As one might expect when wanting to become a citizen of any country, there are eligibility criteria that must be met in order to qualify. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.
To become a Canadian citizen, the requirements are outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as follows:
These criteria must all be met prior to filing your citizenship application. If you have served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the “fast track process” may be more appropriate for you. There are two standard application kits - those for Adults and those for Minors. Adults can apply for their children at the same time they apply for their own citizenship.
All applications require the submission of various supporting documents and fees. Fees are payable only in Canadian funds, and may be submitted via the online option or at specific financial institutions. After you apply, you will be contacted in order to take the formal Citizenship Test.
As IRCC notes, if you are between 14 and 64 years of age when you apply for citizenship, you must take the citizenship test. All the test questions are based on what’s in the Discover Canada Guide. Applicants must study this guide in order to prepare for the test. The guide is available in both English and French. The time and place of the test is provided once the application is processed and you learn the results immediately after completing the test.
Passing the citizenship test is the final step to allow you to receive a ceremony date. You will take the Oath of Citizenship and become a full citizen at the Citizenship Ceremony. If you do not pass, you are able to take a second test at a later time.
As you might guess, there is a great deal involved, and it is always best that you speak with an immigration expert if you have concerns about your citizenship application in Canada.
Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.