The Canadian government has proposed a number of changes to the rules and procedures for obtaining citizenship, effective October 2017.
List of all the requirements:
- Demonstrate proficiency in English or French and knowledge of Canadian history, values, customs, etc. if you are between 18-54 years of age.
- You must be physically present in Canada for 3/5 years before applying for citizenship
- You must file Canadian income taxes, if required to do so under Income Tax Act, for 3/5 years, matching the new physical presence requirement
- You may count each day you were physically present in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person before becoming a permanent resident as a half-day toward meeting physical presence requirement for citizenship, up to a maximum credit of 365 days
Here we will guide about citizenship immigration Canada. If you are planning to shift to Canada, here’s the right information that will help you achieve your dream. This instruction guide will help you know more about the application required to be sent to the immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and will assist you on how to fill the form.
Read the instructions carefully before filling in the form as it will assist the handling of your application.
Before You Apply
Here are few points that you must keep in mind before you apply for Canadian citizenship.
This application is meant for:
- Individuals aged 18 years or above
- Persons have met the physical presence requirements
- Permanent residents of Canada
- Citizenship physical presence requirements
According to the Canadian citizenship act, it requires a person to be tangibly present in the country for a minimum of 1460 days in 6 years following the date of application. The act also requires an individual applying for the application to be actually present in Canada for a minimum of 183 days during 4 years that lies partially in 6 years before filing of the application.
Other important requirements
Individual filling the application must fulfil the following requirements also. He must:
- Have met the requirement under the Canadian Income Tax Act to file taxes for 4 years that lies fully or partly within 6 years before filing of the application
- Intent to continue his employment with the Canadian armed forces, the public service of province or the federal public administration
- Have adequate knowledge of the official languages of Canada
- Be able to show enough knowledge about Canada’s history, government and the responsibilities of citizenship.
You must not:
- Have unfulfilled immigration requirements linked to your PR status
- Be subjected to any prohibition
- Be under a removal order by the Canadian officials
- Possible loss of Present Citizenship
You must be aware of the fact that upon becoming a Canadian citizen, you stand a chance to lose your present citizenship. If you have any doubt regarding this process, you can feel free to contact the embassy before applying for the Canadian citizenship.
Important documents required
If any of the following documents are missing, or the photocopies of original documents are not clear, there are high chances of your application getting canceled.
- Immigration documents
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence
- Permanent resident card (PRC), if you own one.
- If you are 18-64 years of age, you need a language proof
- Proof of completion of a secondary program conducted in French or English.
- Biographical page of passport(s)
- Two (2) personal identification proof
- Payment receipt
- Residence outside Canada form, if applicable.
- Police certificate, as required
- Use of a Representative form, if applicable.
Steps to follow
So now if you are ready to fill the Canada citizenship process with the help of Form CIT 0002E, follow the below written steps.
Complete the application as fast as possible with our step by step guidance that you help you through each question
- Pay the fee online
- Collect all your documents and submit them with the application to IRCC
- Upon notification, appear for the test and interview for citizenship
- Upon getting an approval from the embassy, get sworn in at the citizenship ceremony
Contact our experts at Axis Immigration Edmonton to discuss your case.