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Canadian Citizenship

Choose Empire Fly to Handle Your Canadian Citizenship Application Process

Choose Empire Fly to Handle Your Canadian Citizenship Application Process

Canadian Citizenship Application

Dedicated Team

We will provide a dedicated team to assist you to become a Canadian citizen

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We are always available to take your calls and answer any kind of question you may have

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We are certified by the Canadian Government to provide immigration support services

How Can a Foreigner (Like Nigerian) Obtain Canadian Citizenship?

To become a Canadian citizen, you must

  • be a permanent resident
  • have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years
  • have filed your taxes, if you need to
  • pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada
  • prove your language skills

Depending on your situation, there may be additional requirements.

Find out if you’re eligible

Physical presence calculator

You can use the calculator to find out if you have been physically present in Canada long enough to be eligible for citizenship.

Canadian Citizenship Requirements

  • Have met any applicable requirement under the Income Tax Act to file income taxes for any four taxation years that are fully or partially within the six years immediately before you apply
  • Been physically present in Canada for at least 183 days during any of the three qualifying calendar years that are fully or partially within the five years immediately before you apply
  • Intend to reside in Canada OR work outside Canada in or with, or accompany certain family members employed in or with: the Canadian Armed Forces or the federal public administration or the public service of a province
  • Be able to communicate (speak and understand) in English or French (if you are 65 years of age or older, this does not apply)
  • Be able to demonstrate, in English or French, knowledge about Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship (if you are 65 years of age or older, this does not apply)
  • 18 years old or older
  • Have adequate knowledge of Citizenship Language Requirement, if under age 64
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Minor Application (under 18 years of age)

If you are a Minor under 18 years of age, you can apply for citizenship if you have permanent residency and have a parent who is either a Canadian citizen or who is applying for citizenship at the same time. All that is required from you  is to complete the application and pay the processing fee  —  you don’t need to take the citizenship test.

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Factors that may make you ineligibile for Canadian citizenship;

  • Are under a removal order
  • Have a criminal record or are facing changes in Canada
  • Been refused Canadian citizenship as a result of misrepresentation
  • Had your Canadian citizenship revoked

Find our how and why your citizenship may be revoked

Citizenship Revokation

Citizenship Revocation Process

The revocation of Canadian citizenship is a very serious matter that will likely have a tremendous impact on the life and future of the person concerned. Depending on the reasons provided for seeking revocation, a person who loses their citizenship may also lose their permanent residence and face removal from Canada. If you or a family member is facing the revocation of citizenship and want to challenge this decision, legal counsel is important as this is a highly complex area of law.

Why can the Government seek to take citizenship away?

If Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) believes that you obtained your citizenship through “false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances”, they can start proceedings to take citizenship away from you. This means, that if you were untruthful in setting out your period of residence in Canada or, for example, did not disclose a criminal record that you are at risk of losing your citizenship.

Recently the Government has passed new amendments to the Citizenship Act that will also allow – when the new provisions come into force – IRCC to take citizenship away from individuals who are believed to be involved in acts of terrorism and/or has committed treason against Canada.

What happens if my citizenship is revoked?

If you were honest on your application for permanent residence, and so the only errors are with your citizenship application, then on loss of citizenship you become a permanent resident. For example, if your days of declared residence in Canada were wrong, you would again become a permanent resident of Canada.

It is possible that on return to being a permanent resident that you will face additional challenges. If, while you were a permanent resident of Canada, you committed a crime overseas and did not disclose this on your citizenship application, then on return to being a permanent resident (after loss of citizenship) you may face allegations that you are inadmissible to Canada for criminality.

On the other hand, if you also misrepresented yourself on your permanent residence application then loss of citizenship will lead directly to loss of permanent resident.