Canadian Citizenship Application – Understanding the process
Applying for Canadian citizenship involves a formal application to citizenship and Immigration Canada
(CIC), a citizenship test and sometimes, a citizenship interview. The criteria or requirements for applying
Canadian Citizenship are updated with some professional rules and regulations. These are:
- The applicant should have a permanent address, and have been physically present in Canada for
at least 1460 days (4 years) in the six years before applying.
- The applicant must be a permanent resident of Canada. He or she should present in Canada at
least 183 days during any four calendar years.
- The Application must fulfill the requirements under the Income Tax Act to file income taxes for
any four taxation years that are absolutely or partially within the six years.
- The applicant should be capable to speak in English or French.
- The applicant needs to be able to demonstrate in English or French about Canadian responsibilities, its law and legal rights.
If you fulfill all the requirements of Canadian Citizenship test, you will be sent a notice to attend a
ceremony to take the oath of citizenship. It is very important to bring all of your original immigration
documents to the ceremony.