Canadian citizenship – a dream comes true
Well, a person can become a Canadian citizen by being born in Canada, or in some cases, by being born outside Canada to a Canadian parent. Or, as in the case of permanent residents a person could apply to become a Canadian citizen.
To apply for Canadian citizenship an applicant must
Be be at least 18 years, or a minor child of a citizen or applicant for citizenship
Be Be a permanent resident
Have have lived in Canada for three of four years immediately before applying for citizenship
Have Have a knowledge of English or French
Have have knowledge of Canada, and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship
Not not be prohibited from being granted citizenship because of criminal prohibitions, because they are under a deportation order or because they represent a security problem
The Citizenship Act allows the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration under certain circumstances to waive the requirement of language, knowledge, or taking the oath.
The application itself has to be delivered to CPC Sydney and must be accompanied by a processing fee of $ 100 plus in most cases a Right To Citizenship fee of additional $ 100.00 for adults. CPC reviews the application for its proper completion including all necessary information, and if the processing fee has been paid. If everything is in order the applicant will receive a confirmation letter that the application has been received. This confirmation letter is accompanied by a copy of 'A Look at Canada', a guide on which the written Citizenship is based on.
At the same time CPC will forward the application to the RCMP and the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) for a background check. The background check includes a check for a criminal record, security record and immigration record. Finally CPC prepares a certificate package and sends it to the CIC office near the applicant's address. The CIC office sets a date for the citizenship test and sends an invitation to the applicant.
If more information is required about prohibition or residency, or if an applicant failed the written citizenship test, an interview will be scheduled with a Citizenship judge. In this case the citizenship judge reviews the application and the test to determine whether the applicant meets the requirements for Citizenship. If deemed necessary the applicant will have an interview scheduled with the Citizenship judge. The applicant will receive a written explanation outlining the reasons, if the judge does not approve the application. Afterwards the applicant could apply again
Egypt appeal the decision to the Federal Court. The Right of Citizenship fee of $ 100.00 would have refunded approximately after 7 to 9 months and delivered to the last known address of the applicant.
However, if the judge approves the citizenship the applicant is invited to attend a citizenship ceremony and take the Oath of Citizenship. At the ceremony the applicant receives finally the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, and will become with this act a proud Canadian …