The process of applying for Canadian citizenship can be a complex and time-consuming process. Here is an overview of the steps involved in applying for Canadian citizenship:
- Check your eligibility: The first step in applying for Canadian citizenship is to determine if you are eligible. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, have permanent resident status in Canada, and meet certain residence and language requirements.
- Gather the required documents: The next step is to gather the required documents for your application. This may include documents related to your identity, immigration status, and residence in Canada, as well as documents for any family members who are included in your application.
- Complete the application: Once you have gathered the required documents, you will need to complete the citizenship application form and pay the required fees. You may also need to provide supporting documents and photos to complete your application.
- Wait to be invited to sit the Citizenship Test. IRCC will invite you to sit the Canadian Citizenship Test to test your knowledge of Canada. As you wait to be invited, take this time to prepare for the test using resources like CitizenTest.ca.
- Take the citizenship test: If you are required to take the citizenship test, you will be notified of the date, time, and location of the test. The test consists of a multiple-choice exam covering topics related to Canada’s history, geography, government, and laws.
- If you pass the test and meet all other requirements you must attend a citizenship ceremony where you will also take the Auth of Citizenship and then be provided with your Citizenship Certificate.