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Canadian Citizenship

Effective on Oct. 11, 2017

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

Determine your eligibility

  • be a permanent resident (landed immigrant) of Canada

  • have been physically in Canada for at least 1095 days in the 5 years immediately before you apply

  • have filed personal income taxes for at least 3 years within the 5 year period, if required under the Income Tax Act

  • demonstrate you have nowledge of Canada (if you are between 18 and 54 years old when you apply)

  • demonstrate adequate knowledge of English or French (if you are between 18 and 54 years old when you apply)

  • not be under a removal order

  • not be inadmissible or prohibited on criminal or security grounds

Application forms to apply


  • 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

  • Photocopies of biographical pages of passports you had in the past 5 years

  • Photocopy of proof of English or French language ability if you are 18 to 54 years old:

    • results of a third-party language test

    • diploma, certificate or transcripts from a secondary or post-secondary education program in Canada or abroad, where the language of study was English or French

    • proof that you have reached the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 or higher through a goverment-funded language training programs

  • Photocopy of personal identification

  • two (2) identical citizenship photos

  • Photocopy of child's birth certificate (under 18 years old)

  • Police certificate where you were present for a total of 183 days or more while in the 4 years immediately before the date of your application (14 years old and over)

  • Application fee: $630.00 (adult)

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 18-54.

  • 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 replacing a passport and express or urgent processing. 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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