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CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

Mar 3, 2020 | Gerd Damitz | CIC CHANGES | No Comments

  • Requirement to intend to live in Canada once granted citizenship was repealed
  • Citizenship revocation provisions only applying to dual citizens were repealed
  • Minors can qualify on their own without the need to have a Canadian parent

Changes included:

  • Required physical presence in Canada reduced to 3 out of 5 years
  • Days spent in Canada before becoming a permanent resident, within 5 years of applying for citizenship, count as half days (up to 365 days) towards physical presence requirements
  • Age range for language and knowledge requirements reduced to 18-54 years old
  • Time required for applicants to file income taxes before applying for citizenship is reduced to 3 out of 5 years
  • A new citizenship revocation process with the Federal Court as the decision-maker on most cases
  • Citizenship officers will be allowed to seize fraudulent or suspected fraudulent documents

Please contact our office at info@visascanada.com if you meet the new  requirements and plan to file a citizenship application. We will be happy to assist you as your representative.

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