What are my options if my citizenship application is refused?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:00:39 +0000

Applicants for Canadian citizenship can either reapply or request a judicial review from the Federal Court of Canada if their citizenship application is refused by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In 2023, over “354,000 people became Canadian citizens in more than 3,000 citizenship ceremonies [conducted] across the country.” This is according to data released […]

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Can I travel outside Canada after submitting my citizenship application? 

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2024 13:00:20 +0000

All Canadian permanent residents (PRs) may leave the country, and return, after mailing their citizenship application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). However, IRCC clarifies that there are certain steps PRs must take to ensure they remain eligible for citizenship while outside Canada. Schedule a Free Canadian Citizenship Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law […]

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The four types of Canadian citizenship ceremonies

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2024 13:00:44 +0000

For many newcomers arriving to Canada, their vision of the future includes one important experience: the day of their citizenship ceremony. Roughly 80% of eligible Canadian permanent residents chose to pursue citizenship in 2021; and attended a citizenship ceremony to formalise their new status. Citizenship ceremonies are momentous occasions that happen every day in Canada—an […]

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My parent is a Canadian citizen, but I was born outside Canada. Am I eligible for proof of citizenship?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2023 13:00:36 +0000

Foreign nationals with at least one parent, whether biological or legal, who was a Canadian citizen at the time of their birth are eligible for Canadian citizenship themselves through proof of citizenship. In other words, Canadian citizenship is attainable even for some foreign-born individuals who may have never been to Canada before, although it is […]

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Am I eligible to become an Overseas Citizen of India?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2023 16:00:21 +0000

Becoming an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) is a route many Indian-born Canadian citizens may look to pursue because India does not allow dual citizenship. Upon coming to Canada, many immigrants desire to eventually obtain citizenship due to the benefits it provides, including being able to vote in federal elections and hold a Canadian passport. […]

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Are you already a Canadian citizen?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2023 13:00:58 +0000

You may be eligible for Canadian citizenship if you were born abroad to a Canadian citizen. Your legal or biological parent must have been a first-generation Canadian at the time of your birth. That means they were either born in Canada or naturalized Canadian citizens who successfully applied for citizenship. If your parent received Canadian […]

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How can I move to Canada from the U.S.?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:00:37 +0000

As a resident of the U.S. looking to immigrate to Canada, you have several options at your disposal. The option you pursue will depend on your individual circumstances and goals. Achieving your Canadian immigration goal will require U.S. residents to meet specific criteria aligned with the program they apply for. Economic Class: Express Entry Express […]

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Understanding the need for Proof of Citizenship in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 12:00:42 +0000

Citizenship is significant for many reasons, including with respect to making people feel at home and comfortable in Canada. Citizenship in this country also provides a pathway for us to accomplish key goals including, but not limited to, voting in federal elections, obtaining a social insurance number (SIN) and getting a job. To accomplish the […]

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IRCC aims to grant citizenship to 300,000 people this fiscal year

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 12:00:17 +0000

CIC News has obtained an internal IRCC memo that outlines targets for the number of new citizens Canada will welcome for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  The memo, drafted by the Operations, Planning and Performance division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a senior official, recommends that IRCC process a total of 285,000 decisions […]

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Who can become Canadian with proof of citizenship?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000

If you were born abroad to at least one Canadian parent, you may already be eligible for Canadian citizenship. When you are already eligible for citizenship, you do not need to go through the regular application process, which involves a physical presence requirement as a permanent resident, a knowledge test, and attending a citizenship ceremony […]

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