Significant changes have just been made to the Canadian Citizenship process effective October 11, 2017. If you are a Canadian permanent resident and wish to apply for Canadian citizenship, our office can assist you with this process.
Changes to the Citizenship Act include the following, among others:
- Applicants for citizenship must now be physically present in Canada for at least three years during the five years before the date of their application
- Applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 must meet basic knowledge and language requirements
- Adult applicants no longer must declare their intent to reside in Canada once they become citizens
- A child under the age of 18 can apply for citizenship without a Canadian parent
There are certain other requirements for the granting of Canadian citizenship, such as the citizenship test regarding the history, politics and geography of Canada, as well as the newly implemented English proficiency test that must also be submitted with a properly completed application. Once Canadian citizenship is granted at the oath ceremony, you can then apply for your Canadian Passport.
To determine whether you qualify for Canadian citizenship, please contact our office.