A person can become a Canadian Citizen in many ways. According to the Citizenship Act of 1985, the three most notable ways are as follows.
A person born in Canada after 1977 is automatically a Canadian citizen. On the other hand, if a child is born outside of Canada to a Canadian parent, that child may be a Canadian Citizen as well. Even if you are born outside of Canada, but at least one of your parents was either born inside Canada or became a Canadian Citizen by way of naturalization. You can file a Citizenship Application.
Any person who possesses all the eligibility requirements may become a Canadian through naturalization. To know if you qualify, you must satisfy the following:
Please refer to the CIC website for detailed information about who is eligible to become a Canadian Citizen.
If you turned 55 before filing your citizenship application, you may not have to take the Citizenship test and may not be required to meet the language requirements. However, you must still be scheduled to appear for an interview as you must meet other requirements.
Acquiring Canadian Citizenship is a process that can be complex and confusing, especially for immigrants and foreign nationals who may be unfamiliar with the country's laws and regulations. For this reason, an immigration lawyer can be an invaluable resource in helping you navigate the process from start to finish and help ensure that your application to become a citizen is successful. We provide personalized services to our clients, such as:
In addition to helping you with the application process, our Canadian immigration lawyers can also provide representation if your application is denied. We can also assist you if you face other legal issues regarding your citizenship application. For example, suppose your application is denied because you have a criminal record or other disqualifying factors. In that case, our immigration lawyers can help you understand your options and potentially appeal the decision.
In addition, our immigration lawyers can assist by providing advice on how to maintain your status as a permanent resident while you are in the process of applying for citizenship. This can be particularly important if you consider travelling outside of Canada or making other changes to your circumstances, as these actions can affect your eligibility for citizenship.
Finally, an immigration lawyer can also assist with other immigration-related issues that you may face, such as applying for a work permit, sponsoring a family member, or seeking refugee status.
Contact us today and request an initial consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers. We're your valuable ally in helping you to become a Canadian citizen. Whether you are just starting the process or have encountered problems along the way, an immigration lawyer at Edmonton Law Office can provide the guidance and representation you need to achieve your goal of becoming a citizen of Canada.