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The Process of Becoming a Canadian Citizen

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Thinking About Becoming a Canadian Citizen?

If you are a permanent resident of Canada, who has met their residency requirements, and worked hard to become eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, you may be closer to eligibility than you think, and it is never too early to start learning about the application process, and preparing for the citizenship test. It is a very nerve-wracking process for most, because many have devoted an abundance of time and energy into becoming a permanent resident, in hopes of one day becoming a full Canadian citizen. Throughout this article, we will walk you through the basics of becoming a Canadian citizen, to help you start preparing.

What are the Fundamental Steps?

First, you must ensure you meet all the requirements to be eligible to become a Canadian citizen. There is a specified minimum length of time you must have been living in Canada, and, you must be a permanent resident. In addition to these, you must have filed your income tax and met your personal tax obligations in a minimum of 3 years out of the 5 years you were a permanent resident before you applied. To be eligible to have your citizenship approved, you must meet the minimum language requirements, and pass a citizenship test to prove you have strong ties to the country and a devotion to remain in Canada forever, by testing your knowledge of the countries culture, history, individual right, laws and prohibitions. Then, you can submit an application for Canadian Citizenship, and an Immigration officer will assess whether or not you meet the requirements of a Canadian citizen.

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Adopting a Child from Overseas

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Adopting a Child from Overseas

Have you been thinking about adopting a child from another country? Adopting a child from overseas is an incredibly exciting experience for everyone involved. Though, it can also be very stressful, as adopting a child from overseas requires you apply for permanent residency, or for citizenship for your child. Adopting a child from overseas is known as intercountry adoption, and there is a very important process new parents must follow, to ensure the new family does not have any barriers in the way as they try to begin their life with their child. This is a two-step process. The first step requires you to contract the “intercountry adoption authority” in your province or territory, to gather information about how to adopt a child from another country. This first step does not involve Canadian immigration services at all. Though, once you have gone through the process of finding a child to adopt and have been authorized to proceed with the adoption, then you are ready to proceed to step-two. In this step you will interact with Canadian immigration services to help your new child achieve permanent status in Canada. Keep reading to learn more about the second-step of the process.

The Adoption has Been Authorized, What Are my Next Steps?

You will know your adoption has been authorized because you will receive a “letter of no objection” from your provincial intercountry adoption authority. At this point, you have the choice of applying for Canadian citizenship for your adopted child, or, you can apply to get them status as a permanent resident. Whether you can apply for citizenship or permanent residency for your child ultimately depends on the situation of the parents.

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Child Born to a Canadian Citizen Outside of Canada

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When a Child is Born to a Canadian Citizen Outside of Canada

There are many Canadian citizens who live outside of Canada and have established a family abroad. As a result, most times, they would like their children to also have Canadian citizenship. However, there are certain circumstances that allow the children to gain citizenship and others that do not allow them to gain citizenship. This can often be a complicated and confusing process to go through for the Canadian parent. Therefore, in this article, I will address how to determine whether your child is a Canadian citizen or not and the steps to take in order for them to gain citizenship.

How to Determine Whether a Child is a Canadian

It is important to recognize that every circumstance is different depending on several factors. The official way in determining whether or not your child is a Canadian citizen is by applying for a proof of citizenship on their behalf. This option is only available for Canadian citizens who were citizens at the time their child was born. Evidently, if you obtained Canadian citizenship after your child was born, they do not automatically become Canadian citizens.

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Top 3 Ways to Obtain Canadian Citizenship

Top 3 Ways to Obtain Canadian Citizenship
3 Different Ways to Obtain Canadian Citizenship

When a foreign national obtains permanent residency in Canada, this is the first step towards eventually obtaining Canadian citizenship. It is the desire and dream of many permanent residents in Canada to one day finally be able to call themselves citizens of this wonderful country. Much like obtaining permanent residency in Canada, there are several requirements and conditions that permanent residents have to abide by in order to successfully obtain Canadian citizenship. Many permanent residents are curious as to which routes would be the best to obtain citizenship. Therefore, in this article, I will address how to obtain Canadian citizenship and the top 3 ways to obtain Canadian citizenship.

How to Obtain Canadian Citizenship

The most important part of successfully obtaining Canadian citizenship is first obtaining permanent residency in Canada. This may actually be the most difficult part of the process of obtaining Canadian citizenship. Any permanent resident of Canada can verify that the process of successfully obtaining permanent residency is a difficult endeavor. Once they have received their permanent residency, however, there are several more requirements and conditions in order for them to proceed to apply for Canadian citizenship.

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Who Can Apply for Canadian Citizenship

Who Can Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Do you Desire to become a Canadian Citizen?

Has it been a dream of yours to finally become a Canadian citizen after many years of being a permanent resident? This can be possible with the Canadian citizenship application. To become a Canadian citizen is not an easy process but we will let you know the requirements and restrictions for citizenship.

Who may apply for Canadian Citizenship?

In order to become a Canadian citizen, you are required to meet the following conditions:

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Applying for Canadian Citizenship

Applying for Canadian Citizenship
Canadian Citizenship

Are you permanent resident of Canada and like to apply for Canadian citizenship? Well there are many benefits to obtaining your Canadian citizenship such as not having to renew your PR Card, getting involved in politics, not limited to certain jobs, you don’t have to be afraid of getting deported, not having to worry about meeting residency requirements, your children will be Canadian, being able to vote, continuing social benefits and most importantly travel easily. This article will discuss who qualifies for the Canadian citizenship and how you can prepare yourself taking the citizenship test.

Do I qualify for Canadian citizenship?

To be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship you have to meet certain requirements such as being 18 years of age, being a permanent resident of Canada, able to speak and write in English or French, not have any criminal inadmissibility issues, or being on a removal order, meeting tax requirements, showing that your intentions are to remain in Canada, demonstrating how well you know Canada and most importantly meeting the residency requirements. You have to have been living as a Permanent Resident (PR) at least four years out of the six (1,460 days). This means that you have to be inside Canada for 183 days per year in four out of the six years. Also, you can include your children in your citizenship application only if you meet the age requirements (18 years of age). If you are under the age of 18 you cannot apply for Canadian citizenship but your parent or guardian has to apply on your behalf. Once you have determined you meet the Canadian citizenship requirements you can apply and include all your supporting documents with your Canadian citizenship application. Once the immigration officer determines that you have met all the requirements you will be invited to write the test.

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