There are some awesome motivations to move from permanent residency to Canadian citizenship. For those of you who have interest in making the change, here’s the ultimate Canadian Team’s guide!
Instructions to Become a Canadian Citizen
Step 1 – Eligibility
You might be qualified for Canadian citizenship if:
- You are more than 18-years of age
- You are a permanent inhabitant
- You have lived in Canada as a permanent inhabitant for no less than four out of the most recent six years
- You have been physically present in Canada for 183 days for each year in four out of six years
- You are applying from inside Canada
If you are under 18, your parent/guardian will need to apply for you when they present their own application for citizenship.
If you are more than 18, you can include your kids’ citizenship application with your own.
To apply for Canadian citizenship, you will have to present one of these documents as evidence that you have a sound grasp of English or French:
- The result from a third party, comparable to at least CLB/NCLC 4. On the off chance that you have as of now presented these as a major aspect of your Express Entry application, you will have re-submit a duplicate of them.
- A diploma, transcript, or certificate from an English or French secondary or post – school program.
- Proof that you finished a speaking and listening course at CLB/NCLC 4 in a LINC or CLIC course, or from a commonly funded language training course in Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia or Quebec.
To apply for Canadian citizenship, you should have lived in Canada as a permanent occupant for no less than four out of the six years (1,260 days) just before the day you apply. You should likewise be physically available for no less than 183 days amid each of four calendar years that are entirely or incompletely within the six years promptly before the date of application.
You can’t consider time spent a non-permanent occupant toward residence for citizenship; you have to demonstrate that you plan to dwell in Canada. .
Step 2 – Applying
To apply for Canadian citizenship, you have to finish and sign this application form, from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada site. Ensure the form is filled before sending it in. incomplete form will be sent back to be completed and resubmitted. This will bring about a deferral in your citizenship procedure.
Your application for Canadian citizenship must follow with:
- Two certified citizenship photographs
- A duplicate of your migration documents (record of landing or affirmation of permanent stay)
- Proof of language capability
- The biographical page of your identification or travel documents (valid and void, throughout the previous six years)
- Official school records
- Two copies of photograph identification (e.g. driver’s permit, health card)
- Payment evidence
- Extra records (e.g. translated documents)
- A duplicate of your Residence Calculator results
You should print and add your payment receipt with your application. See the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada site for a point by point breakdown of the expenses.
You should mail your total application to:
Case Processing Center – Sydney
P.O. Box 7000
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6V6
Case Processing Center – Sydney
47-49 Dorchester Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5Z2
Step Three – Residence Questionnaire
In the wake of submitting your citizenship application, you may be requested to fill out a permanent residence questionnaire. Not everybody gets requested to fill out a residence questionnaire. The questionnaire helps Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada figure out if or not you had lived in Canada for 4 of the six years before you applied for citizenship.
On the off chance that you get requested to fill out a residence questionnaire, you will be asked that submit documents demonstrating that you satisfied the residency requirements. These documents might include things like travel document and records, charges, school records, rents or pay stubs. You can get ready for this ahead of time by collecting as many information about your stay in Canada as you can.