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Are you a permanent resident who wants to become a Canadian Citizen?
At Unique Consulting Group, we can help you determine if you are eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, assist you with your citizenship application and advise you of the measures you should take to successfully obtain Canadian citizenship.
One can acquire Canadian Citizenship in a number of ways. In general, anyone who is born in Canada is automatically a Canadian citizen. In certain situations, a person who was not born in Canada can apply for a certificate of citizenship showing that he or she derived citizenship at birth from a Canadian citizen living abroad.
As a general rule, individuals who are applying for Canadian citizenship must be: 1) 18 years of age; 2) be a permanent resident of Canada; 3) meet residency obligations (reside in Canada for 1095 within last 1460 days – three out of four years). However, if the applicant is a child is under the age of 18, the following circumstances must be met: 1) the child must be a permanent resident; 2) does not have to have lived in Canada for three years; 3) the child’s parent, adoptive parent, or legal guardian, and one of the parents is already a Canadian citizen or is in the process of applying to become a citizen. This applies for adoptive parents also.
In addition, the applicant must meet two other requirements: 1) language requirement (be able to understand and speak basic English or French); and 2) knowledge about Canada requirement (Canada’s history, geography, government, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship). A language test is required to be provided with an application and a test is to be taken to proof knowledge about Canada. Persons 55 years of age and over are exempt from these two requirements.
In addition, the permanent residence status in Canada must not be in doubt at any time, meaning that you must not be involved in an immigration investigation, immigration inquiry or a removal order.
Applicants residing in Canada prior to becoming permanent residents can receive credit for one half day, to a maximum of one year, for each day of residing in Canada.
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