Citizenship Applications

You are eligible for Canadian citizenship, if you are a permanent resident of Canada and have been physically present in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years. Please contact us for more information.

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The key rules to become a Canadian citizen or gain Canadian citizenship now are:

1. You need to be physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 3 years within the past 5 year period immediately before the date that you apply.

Each day in Canada is counted separately. The days do not have to be consecutive. Any part of a day that you are in Canada is counted.

You do not need to have a permanent resident card (or to ever have had one) in order to become a citizen. If you were in Canada before you became a permanent resident on a work permit, none of this time is counted.

2.  You must have filed your income tax reports for at least 4 years. If you haven’t done that yet, you may back-file for the years that you missed. This must be done before you apply for citizenship.

3. You must declare your intent to reside in Canada (there are exceptions). However, after you become a citizen there is no requirement to reside in Canada.

4. You must pass an English or French language test (there are exceptions).

5. You must pass a citizenship test (there are exceptions).

Many people around the world are eager to gain and learn how to become a Canadian citizen. Canada is part of the G8 and a stable country to reside and grow a family in. Its democratic society allows for free speech and tolerance to religious practices.

Canadians are a warm community that strives to lend a helping hand when someone is in need. Canadians are known around the world for their polite nature and are well-liked among the global community.

Book an appointment through the contact form to speak personally with a Canadian immigration lawyer, Ian Goldman and discuss your unique immigration case on how to become a Canadian citizen. Booking an appointment is the first step to learning how to become a Canadian citizen in the future. Feel free to call 1-604-900-3259 to speak to our reputable immigration lawyer, Ian Goldman.

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You are not required to hire a lawyer to represent you in immigration matters, but it would be wise to do so. Hiring an immigration lawyer doesn’t mean your case will get special attention from the immigration authorities, and it doesn’t guarantee success. Still, a lawyer can help you avoid common mistakes that could derail your application.
Do you have questions about your eligibility for business or investor immigration to Canada? We can offer guidance at Goldman Associates.
With over 30 years of experience, our immigration lawyer can advise which immigration program might have the best chance of success based on your unique situation.
We will also prepare your immigration application, be your representative throughout the entire process and help you prepare for your interviews during the application process and at the border entry point.
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