Citizenship

September 19, 2011 in Business Class, Immigration Services, Student Visas by CanimmigrateCanada  |  Comments Off

Citizenship Applications

A permanent resident may obtain Canadian citizenship after residing in Canada for 1095 days in a period of four years preceding their application. If the person obtained permanent residency from within Canada they could obtain citizenship after residing in Canada for two years if they meet all the requirements. Obtaining citizenship provides the person many benefits as well as guaranteeing that the person does not lose his/her status under any circumstance.

Citizenship Through Permanent Residency Canada

Canadian Citizenship is one the most prized opportunities in the world. Citizenship allows lawful permanent residents and applicants who have certain ties to Canada to apply to become citizens and be eligible to obtain a Canadian passport.

Citizenship through Permanent Residency favours applicants who meet the age, permanent residence; time lived in Canada, language, character and knowledge of Canada requirements. The Citizenship through Permanent Residency allows applicants the opportunity to become citizens of Canada and apply for a Canadian passport. The citizenship ceremony is the final step in becoming a Canadian citizen. During the citizenship ceremony, applicants will be asked to take an oath of citizenship and will receive their certificate of Canadian Citizenship.

Citizenship Through Permanent Residency Basic Requirements

To become a Canadian citizen through permanent residency, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (or 14 years or older with parent);
  • Must possess Canadian permanent resident status;
  • Must meet the residency requirements for time lived in Canada;
  • Must possess a working knowledge of one of Canada’s official languages (English/French);
  • Must not pose a security threat or possess a criminal history;
  • Must undergo a knowledge test to confirm the applicant’s knowledge of some basic facts about Canada and Canadian citizenship.

Certain exemptions apply to the above requirements for applicants below 18 and above 54 years of age.

Citizenship Through Permanent Residency Entitlements

An applicant who is granted citizenship through permanent residency will be entitled to rights and freedoms including legal rights, equality rights, mobility rights, aboriginal peoples’ rights, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to peaceful assembly. They will also have to obey Canada’s laws, express their opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others, help others in the community, care for and protect our heritage and environment, and eliminate discrimination and injustice. Another privilege is the right to vote and to have a say in the political leadership of Canada.

Citizenship Through Adoption Canada

Canadian Citizenship is one the most sought after in the world. Citizenship through adoption allows applicants who have Canadian parents to apply to obtain citizenship, receive a Canadian passport, and receive all the benefits related to citizenship.

Citizenship through adoption category favours applicants who were adopted by Canadian parents outside of Canada. Applying for adoption through citizenship allows applicants to apply for citizenship and claim their entitlements to the benefits which accrue through citizenship.

Citizenship Through Adoption Basic Requirements

For Citizenship through adoption, applicants must have been adopted outside Canada on or after January 1, 1947, possess at least one Canadian citizen parent at the time of the adoption, demonstrate that the adoption was in the best interests (of the adopted child), the adoption created a genuine parent-child relationship between the adoptive parent(s) and the adoptee, and that the adoption complied with all laws for the country of nationality of the adoptee at the time of the adoption as well the country of residence of the Canadian parent(s). Additional visa requirements also apply.

Citizenship Through Adoption Entitlements

An applicant who is granted citizenship through adoption will be entitled to rights and freedoms including legal rights, equality rights, mobility rights, aboriginal people’s rights, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to peaceful assembly. They will also have to obey Canada’s laws, express their opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others, help others in the community, care for and protect our heritage and environment, and eliminate discrimination and injustice. Another of the privileges is the right to vote, and have a say in the political leadership in Canada.

Renunciation Of Canadian Citizenship

Canadian citizens who wish to become citizens of certain countries must sometimes renounce their Canadian citizenship if the other country does not allow dual citizenships. Renunciation of citizenship allows applicants who are Canadian citizens the opportunity to renounce their Canadian citizenship, affording them the opportunity to become citizens of another country.

The Renunciation of Citizenship assists applicants who decide that they want to renounce or give up their Canadian citizenship. A formal application is required to renounce Canadian citizenship and a Renunciation Certificate is granted. Once granted, applicants will lose all the rights and privileges of Canadian citizenship, including the right to travel under a Canadian passport and the right to vote.

Renunciation Of Citizenship Basic Requirements

To be eligible to renounce their Canadian citizenship, applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Prove that they are or will become a citizen of a country other than Canada if the application to renounce is approved;
  • Reside outside Canada;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Not pose a threat to Canada ‘s security; and
  • Understand the significance of renouncing Canadian citizenship.

Renunciation Of Citizenship Entitlements

An applicant who is granted renunciation of citizenship will lose all the rights and privileges of Canadian citizenship and enable them to apply for citizenship of another country which prohibits dual citizenship with Canada. They will lose the right to travel under a Canadian passport, will have lost the right to vote, and if they return to Canada as a permanent resident, they will have to go through the immigration process all over again.

 

For person who has difficulty in the new citizenship test, we do provide citizenship preparation service. Please contact us for detail.

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