Application for Canadian Citizenship
To apply for your Canadian citizenship you must meet the following requirements:
- be 18 years of age or older
- be a permanent resident (landed immigrant) in Canada
- have resided in Canada for a total of three years (1095 days) out of the four years preceding the date of application. for the time you resided in Canada before you became a permanent resident, You may count 1/2 time (up to a maximum of 730 half days which equals 365 days credit). The time you resided in Canada after you became a permanent resident counts as full time
- know enough knowledge in English or French
- know adequate knowledge about Canada's history, geography, government, values, institutions, symbols and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to pass a test (adults 55 years of age and over are exempted).
- Optional: For more information about the citizenship test, see our Canadian Citizenship Testpage.
Persons with a criminal record, facing criminal charges or subject to immigration enforcement action may be ineligible for citizenship.
You must not:
- be subject to any prohibition under the Citizenship Act; or are in prison, on parole or
- have been convicted of a war crime or a crime against humanity
- be under a removal order (asked by Immigration Canadian officials to leave Canada).
How to Apply?
- Call us at 905-673-9000 or schedule an appointment
- Pay the citizenship fees: when you submit an application for Canadian citizenshipyou must pay for Processing Fee and a Right of Citizenship Fee. The total required fee for the application is $200.00. The Processing Fee is not refundable. if your application is not approved The Right of Citizenship Fee will be refunded. This fee is payable to the most financial institutions (such as a bank).
- the Application Form should be completed
- the required Documents should be prepared. If the supporting documents are not in English or French, they should be translated.
When you come for the citizenship test, you need to bring the following documents:
- the original documents you submitted with your application (personal identification, immigration documents, etc.
- any passport or travel documents relevant to the four years before your application.
About the test
The test is performed in written, but you may be asked to come to an interview with a citizenship judge.
The test evaluates two things:
- your knowledge about Canada and
- your language abilities.
Getting ready for the test
Once Aims Immigration Solutions Inc. have received your application for citizenship, they will send you a copy of the study guide. But we can also help you to prepare for the citizenship exam.
The total approximate time for a routine application:
- File Creation and Initial Review, up to 9 months
- Citizenship test and final decision, add 4 to 6 months
- Ceremony, add 2 to 4 months
A. Routine Canadian Citizenship Card Application - 15-18 months as per Citizenship and Immigration Canada timelines.
- Place your order. You will receive the Canadian Citizenship Card application package by email once payment has been processed. Complete the forms
- Fax us all forms for review then courier you package
- We will inform you once we received the citizenship card