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Citizenship Application

Many permanent residents who want to become Canadian citizens can fulfill their dreams by submitting an application for Canadian residency. About 85% of qualified permanent residents become Canadian citizens.

Canadian Citizenship Application Requirements

Anyone who wants to submit a Canadian citizenship application form must meet the following requirements for citizenship application Canada.

  • The age of an applicant must be 18 or above. Anyone who is under 18 needs to apply to the minor by a parent or guardian.
  • The primary step for the submission of a citizenship application in Canada must have permanent residence status. Otherwise, you will not be eligible for Canadian citizenship.
  • The applicant must live in Canada for at least three years (1,095 days) out of five and be physically present in Canada during application submission.
  • The applicant who spent physical days in Canada as a student, visitor or worker during the last five years will be counted as one half-day, up to 365 days, toward the 1,095 day total.
  • Applicants between the ages of 18 – 54 years must be proficient in either English or French.
  • The applicant must not have any criminal history in the past that may negate becoming a Canadian citizen.
  • The applicant must know the basic knowledge of a Canadian citizen’s responsibilities and rights. He/she also familiar with Canadian history, politics, laws and geography to pass the Canadian citizen test once their application is accepted;

Canadian Citizenship Application Process

The citizen application process in Canada is not tricky. A person who wants to become a Canadian citizen must first apply for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If an applicant meets the eligibility requirements of Canadian citizenship they will then be required to pass the citizenship test. IRCC will guide applicants to help them obtain a passing score on the 30-minute citizenship test. Applicants below the age of 18 will not be required to take the test. The applicant must have all the required original documents before entering the examination room. These documents are:

  • Permanent residence documents
  • Immigration documents
  • Photo identification Card
  • Passport

Also, the applicant must be eligible for the minimum language requirements and must give either:

  • Diploma or a transcript from post-secondary education in
  • English or French Language result from an approved language testing agency
  • Evidence of achievement for the Canadian Level Benchmark 4 or higher.

Note: Duplicate copies of the original documents will not be allowed. In some cases, applicants may also be required to give an interview before the final decision of citizenship. Applicants who successfully pass the test and meet all the Canadian citizenship requirements will have to attend a citizenship ceremony. In the citizenship ceremony, the applicant will be granted the certificate of Canadian citizenship and become an official Canadian citizen.

How Move Immigration Services May Help You:

At Move Immigration Services, we have a team of professional and RCIC approved consultants who can help to apply for Canadian immigration and citizenship. We assist you with your citizenship application and encourage you to take the best steps to get Canadian citizenship. Call us on +1 (416) 996-0786 or email us at

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