Canadian Citizenship for Permanent Residents
Are you a permanent resident and wish to apply for Canadian citizenship? At Canada Immigration Lawyers – we can help process your citizenship application.
General Requirements for Canadian Citizenship
The Citizenship Act has general rules and exceptions for obtaining Canadian Citizenship. In order to obtain citizenship status, the applicant must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be a permanent resident of Canada
- Meet the obligations required for residency
If the primary applicant is a child the child must also be a permanent resident of Canada and meet the obligations required for residency along with their parent and/or legal guardian.
If you are applying for Canadian Citizenship – you must also be able to have a general written and verbal comprehension of English or French and have a basic understanding of Canada including history, geography, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Applicants will also be expected to undergo a language test – however if you are above the age of 55 you are exempt from these requirements.
There are some exceptions to applying for Canadian Citizenship – for example if you have a previous criminal history or have been asked to leave Canada under a removal order.
How We Can Help
At Preszler Law Immigration Lawyers – our lawyers have had extensive experience in helping permanent residents process their application for Canadian Citizenship. Contact us today at 1-800-238-4936 and let us help you get your application started. Our immigration lawyers have staff who can speak in multiple languages and are readily available to assist you with all your immigration law needs.
Call us today to request a consultation and speak directly with a member of our legal team.