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KCWA Family and Social Services is a non-profit organization established in 1985 by a group of women who were concerned with women and family issues and serves women, men, senior and youth all of them.

Canadian Citizenship

To become Canadian Citizens

Being a Canadian citizen, it means a lot. Becoming a Canadian citizen is not just acquired a citizenship, it rather become a member of Canadian society with the active participation. So before applying for Canadian citizenship, you should think twice what it means to be a Canadian citizen.

* It’s about having an ongoing commitment and obligation to the country."

The meaning of Genuine Citizens

What is a genuine Canadian citizens

  • Canadian citizens who fulfill the duties and responsibilities

  • Active participation in Canadian society and the Canadian contribution to those members of society

  • Canadian citizens who live in Canadian society with having a sense of belonging rooted

If this attitude is ready, you may be apply to for Canadian citizenship.

Apply for Canadian citizenship

2 Key points you need to prepare before your application (Current Regulation)

  • Residency requirements: have lived in Canada for at least 1,460 days in the six years immidiately before the date of the application and also have lived in Canada for at least 183 days during any four calendar years that are fully or partially within the six years immidiately before the date of the application

  • Language requirements: be able to communicate (read, write, listen and speak) in English or French (if you are between 14 and 64, you must send documents with your citizenship application that prove you can speak and listen in English or French at the level suggested)

* The new rules are effective on June 11, 2015

Determine your eligibility

To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must meet the conditions in all these area:

  • age

  • permanent resident status

  • time you have resided in Canada

  • language ability

  • criminal history

  • how well you know about Canada

Application forms to apply

Applications

  • Application for Canadian Citizenship: Adult (18 years of age and older): CIT 0002

  • On-line Residence Calculator or How to Calculate Physical Residence (CIT0407)

  • Application for Canadian Citizenship: Minor (under 18 years of age): CIT 0003

Required documents

  • Immigration document

  • Language Proof if you are 14-64 years of age

  • Permanent Resident Card: you must provide a photocopy of both sides

  • Two (2) pieces of personal identification (Driver's Licence, Health Card)

  • Biographical page of Passport(s)/Travel Document(s) for the past 4 years

  • Education Records

  • Education Records for the children under the age of 18

  • Two citizenship photos (taken within the last six months)

  • Birth certificate (under18)

  • Payment receipt: $630 (Adult) / $100 (Minor - under 18)

Citizenship Test

Citizenship test includes a written test and an oral test. According to the current regulations, applicants must take a citizenship test the age between 18-64.

  • Written test: 20 questions (passing score: 75 points / 15 questions that should be adjusted)

  • Oral test: should be able to speak with adequate knowledge

Citizenship Oath

Applicants who pass a written test and an oral test will be notified about the oath of citizenship. After the citizenship ceremony, applicants will received a certificate of citizenship.

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Canadian Passport

On July 2, 2013, Canada’s passport program became part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. If you apply for Canadian Passport, you usually visit passport Canada, but you also may visit 'Service Canada' or 'Canada Post'.

Passport Application Forms

Passport applications are usually can be picked up at the post office and also you can download the application form at the web site.

Application Forms

  • Adult application: PPTC 153 (16 years or older)

  • Child application PPTC 155 (under 16 years)

The main contents in the application

  • Guarantor's information and signature

  • Two references information

Eligible Guarantor

  • Hold a 5-year or 10-year Canadian Passport that is valid or

  • Has been expired for no more than one year, on the day you submit your application

  • Have known you (the applicant) personally for at least two (2) years.
    In the case of a child, the guarantor must have known you (the parent or legal guardian who is applying on behalf of the child) personally for at least two (2) years and must have knowledge of the child;

  • Be a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or older;

  • Have been 16 years of age or older when he or she applied for his or her own passport;

  • Provide the requested information contained in his or her passport;

  • Be accessible to Passport Canada for verification;

Eligible Reference

Reference should be known each other each other for at least two years but not be a relative or family.

Period of Validity

Adult (16 or over)

  • 5-year Passport: CAD $120

  • 10-year Passport: CAD $160

Child (0 to 15)

  • CAD $57

Required documents

  • Proof of Canadian citizenship (Original only)

  • Document(s) to support identity

  • Proof of parentage/Birth certificate (under 16 years)

  • Two photos (One of the photos certified by your guarantor)

  • The fee

Receipt of passport

After 20days, you will receive a passport in the mail. However, in some cases, if you apply for an urgent, in which case the lead-time is slightly different.

Apply for urgent services

You should present travel documents if your travel time is short before your travel planned.

  • Itinerary and ticket purchase receipt or

  • Traveling by car in the prestigious (written statement) submitted

  • Approval Status: Passport Department at the discretion of the staff

Urgent and express service is available only if you apply in person at a passport office. There are additional fees associated with replacin a passport and express or urgent processiong. These fees are added to the base fee listed above.

Expedited Services

Service Processing Time Additional Fee
Urgent pick-up 24 hours $ 110
Express pick-up 2 to 9 business days $ 50
Standard pick-up 10 business days $ 20

Once you receive the passport

  • You must sign your name in ink in the signature block on page 3.

  • Parents must never sign the passport or travel document of a child.

  • Children 11 years of age or over must sign their own passports or travel.

  • The signature block on page 3 should be left blank.

  • Your address and emergency contact information.

  • Complete the section provided on page 4

  • For your emergency contact, we recommend that you name someone who would not normally travel with you.

  • If your address or emergency contact changes, cross out what is there and write the new information in the space above.

  • Cross out what is there and write the new information in the space above

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