Canadians are proud of their citizenship. Canadian citizenship provides many rights and freedoms. Canada offers citizenship through naturalization and by birth in Canada. Let us help you with your application for Canadian citizenship.
Since Canada recognizes dual citizenship, you are not required by Canada to give up your previous citizenship once you become a Canadian citizen.
The requirements to apply for Canadian citizenship include:
- be physically present in Canada for 1095 days during the five years right before the date you sign your application. You may be able to use some of the time spent in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person towards your physical presence requirement. Each day spent physically in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person before becoming a permanent resident within the last 5 years will count as one half day, for a maximum of 365 days, towards your physical presence.
- meet the applicable requirement under the Income Tax Actto file income taxes for any three taxation years that are fully or partially in the five years immediately before you apply.
- be able to communicate (speak and understand) in English or French.
- take a test to meet the knowledge requirement for citizenship. You’ll need to answer questions about Canada’s values, history, symbols, institutions, and rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, such as voting in elections and obeying the law.
We can assist you with:
- completing and submitting your citizenship application
- completing residency questionnaires
- preparing for citizenship interviews
- filing citizenship appeals if your citizenship application is refused
- representing you in citizenship revocation proceedings