Being a Canadian citizen is a privilege. As a Canadian citizen, you can apply for a Canadian passport, run a political party, and vote in political elections. Further, unlike permanent residents, Canadian citizens do not need to maintain a residency obligation.
How you may obtain Canadian citizenship
People may obtain Canadian citizenship through one of the following ways:
1. By birth in Canada. If you were born in Canada, you are a Canadian citizen regardless of your parents’ immigration status. This does NOT apply if one of your parents was a foreign government representative at the time of your birth.
2. By naturalization. You may become a naturalized citizen of Canada after becoming a permanent resident. You must have already lived in Canada for at least 1,095 days within the 5 years from the date of your application and have met the taxation obligation.
3. By birth outside Canada to a Canadian parent. If you were born outside Canada to a parent who was a Canadian at the time of your birth, you may receive Canadian citizenship by descent (Canadian blood). However, this does NOT apply if your Canadian parent received their citizenship by descent as well.
4. By adoption by a Canadian citizen. If you were adopted by a Canadian citizen, either in or outside Canada, you may become a Canadian citizen. Please note that the application process is different depending on whether you are a permanent resident or not.
5. By resumption of Canadian citizenship. If you have previously been a Canadian citizen and renounced your citizenship, you may be eligible to resume your citizenship.
The requirements are different depending on how you may receive Canadian citizenship.
For example, application for citizenship by naturalization requires that you meet the physical residency and taxation obligations. On the other hand, application for citizenship by descent or adoption exams the Canadian parent’s eligibility instead of individuals to be granted citizenship.
WHAT WE CAN HELP YOU
To successfully apply for Canadian citizenship, you shall first determine the proper application and then ensure you meet all requirements.
We personalize our services for you based on the information and circumstances pertaining to your application, which may include any of the followings:
1. Help you determine your eligibility for Canadian citizenship and the proper application package,
2. Help you assess your parent’s eligibility, if applicable,
3. If you are not eligible at the time you retain us, we will provide you with advice as to how to meet the eligibility requirements,
4. Help you gather the supporting documents required for your application. If the supporting documents are not available, we will provide you with advice as to how to preserve them,
5. Provide other advice and instructions as needed, and
6. Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your citizenship application on your behalf.
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