Citizenship and Immigration Canada has a coded number assigned to every form and document that they use. Forms that have to do with immigration are given the prefix “IMM”, in the case of citizenship documents, the prefix is “CIT”.
CIT 0002E is the citizenship application for adults. Adults are defined as people being 18 years old or older. This application is to be filed only after permanent residents have satisfied the requirements for becoming citizens of Canada. Children are to file a different form.
The form mentions near the end of the PDF that there are certain documents that must be included in the package for a successful application. Some of these documents are:
- A photocopy of Form IMM 1000 (the Record of Landing). The Confirmation of Permanent Residence, IMM 5292 can also be accepted in place of a Record of Landing.
- A photocopy of both sides of the applicant’s PR Card.
- A photocopy that shows that you are proficient in either French or English.
- Photocopies of the pages of your passport, including the biographical pages.
- Photocopies of two items of identification. Acceptability of identification documents should be checked with the CIC website.
- Two photos, meeting certain strict standards, to be included in the application.
- A printed copy of the online residence calculator offered by the CIC, signed and dated.
- The appropriate fee receipt.
Mailing the Application
All citizenship applications are to be sent to the Case Processing Centre located in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
The mailing address is:
Case Processing Centre – Sydney
P.O. Box 7000
The CIC estimates that it takes approximately 23 months to be granted citizenship after you have received a receipt confirming the acceptance of your application.