Citizenship Application

There are many benefits to becoming a Canadian citizen. I few of the most commonly listed benefits are things like free healthcare and education up until post secondary. Canada also provides old age pension for those over the age of 65 who no longer work.

But did you also know that Canada ranks 3rd in overall human rights world wide (Human Freedom Index). Canada is even higher then the United Stated who ranked 15th overall.

What more could you ask for?


Requirements

There are specific requirements an applicant must meet.

First, the applicant must meet the residency requirements. Generally, one has to be living in Canada as a permanent resident for 3 of the past five years. However, there are exceptions to this rule, especially if the applicant was a temporary resident beforehand.

There are also language requirements which requires documentation. In this category there are a number of government certified tests the applicant can choose from for providing proof of language ability. These requirements may vary depending on your country of origin, i.e. those arriving from other English speaking nations.

Finally, there is the issue of police certificates. Generally, if you have been in another country for six months or more in the last four years, you need a police certificate. As stated by the Government of Canada, “A police certificate is a statement that you don’t have a criminal record or, if you have one, a copy of your criminal record”.

To apply for Citizenship, you must have stayed in Canada for a minimum of four out of the last six years before applying. You also need to demonstrate competence of the official language if you are between the ages of 18-65. Overall you must prove that you have established significant ties with Canada and plan on staying here in the future.

****Rules are changing. 

Our Vancouver Immigration Lawyers are here to help you to fill out your Citizenship Application correctly.Please contact us to determine if you are eligible for Canadian Citizenship and to see what documents are required.

For more information, please contact us today.


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