The Canadian Citizenship Act represents Canadian citizens, defines their rights and duties, and formulates all procedures and provisions under the Act. New immigrants to Canada are eligible to become Canadian citizens. Though citizenship is natural, it can also be acquired by those wanting to live in Canada as its rightful citizens. Citizenship application to Canada needs an extremely close attention to detail, insight into complicated legal procedures of Canada, right documents, and enough knowledge of any objections that your application might face at any of the stages. Always remember that objections once raised can lead to a long hassling process of re-applying, enquiry and unnecessary wait. We advise you to get legal assistance right at the time of application filing so that you may save yourself from unnecessary last hour rush. The Canadian Citizenship Act represents Canadian citizens, defines their rights and duties, and formulates all procedures and provisions under the Act. There are certain requirements to be fulfilled in order to apply for citizenship of Canada.
Current Eligibility Criteria
- You must have lived 3 out of last 5 years in Canada and must be a permanent resident at the time of application.
- You must meet the residency obligations i.e., must have lived in Canada for a minimum of 1095 days (3 years). Y
- You must be over 18 years old.
- You must be able to provide proof of language skills in English or French language. People between 18-54 are required to show their language proficiency in order to be eligible.
- Pass Canadian Citizenship test.
- You must have filed income tax in Canada.
- You must have sufficient knowledge of Canadian history, culture, values and your rights and responsibilities as a Canadian citizen.
In certain cases where the applicant is below 18 years old, the applicant must be a permanent resident. His/her parents, single parent, adoptive parent(s) or the legal guardian must be a Canadian citizen. The child does not need to have lived in Canada for 1095 days. If an applicant is found to be involved in criminal offences including terrorism, human rights violation, war crimes, organized crime, drug use, human trafficking, money laundering, or any such activities perceived as a cognizable offense, he/she will be declared inadmissible in Canada and will automatically. If they are already citizens of Canada, they have every chance of losing their citizenship.