What if I fail my official test?

1st Failure #

If you failed the official Canadian Citizenship Test, IRCC will arrange for you to take another test if you still meet the criteria for citizenship. Normally, the second test follows the first one by 4 to 8 weeks, though this can vary.

2nd Failure #

IRCC will send you a notification requesting that you appear at a hearing with a citizenship authority if you fail your second exam. The proceeding:

  • will last 30 to 90 minutes
  • may be in person or by┬ávideoconference
  • may be used to assess one or more requirements for citizenship, for example:
    • Knowledge of Canada
    • Language

3rd Failure #

IRCC will reject your application if, after three tries, you are still unable to pass the test. To try once more, you must restart the entire Citizenship application.

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