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Find out if you are eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship. Effective October 11, 2017 the residency requirements have changed making it easier for immigrants to become Canadian Citizens.
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Form CIT 0002E is used by individuals of 18 years of age or older, who have been permanent residents and who wish to apply for Canadian citizenship. Individuals must:
Individuals with a criminal record, facing criminal charges or subject to immigration enforcement action may be ineligible for citizenship.
On June 19, 2017, Bill C-6 received Royal Assent and is now law. This bill amends Canada’s Citizenship Act and will now offer a quicker path to citizenship for permanent residents.
On October 11, one measure of the bill that is much anticipated will be taking effect. Immigrants will now be eligible to apply for citizenship when they have accumulated 1,095 days, or three years, within a five-year period, instead of the 1,460 days required within 6 years. Further, time spent in Canada before becoming a permanent resident may also be credited towards the 1,095 day requirement.
Other changes to the residency requirement are:
Click here to read more about Canadian Citizenship changes.
Form CIT 0002E is for individuals who want to apply for Canadian citizenship and meet the following general criteria:
In order to qualify for Canadian citizenship, individuals must meet the general eligibility requirements: