How to apply for Canadian citizenship

In this article, we are going to give you details on how to get the canadian Citizenship.

The most popular way to apply for citizenship is through birth. Automatically you are a citizen of whatever country that you are given birth to. Now if you didn't acquire citizenship of a country through birth, there are other legal ways you can go through to acquire a citizenship. This article would take you through how you can acquire a Canadian citizenship.

Criteria To apply

You must be above 18 before you can apply.

* You have to provide proof that you can speak in atleast 1 of Canada's official languages. Either you can speak fluently in French or English. You also provide proof that you can write in either English or French.

* You must be a permanent resident of the country and also have lived in Canada as a Permanet residence for at least 1,095 days out of the 5 years before you apply

* You must have filed your taxes for at least 3 years during the last 5 years and any income tax you may owe must be paid in full.

How to apply

Download and fill out the forms in the Canadian Citizen Application Package

You have to fix in all neccesarry documents.

The next step is to mail your application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada, Nova Scotia, Sydney.

The next step is to wait for proccessing period and response. To know more about the proccessing time, you can visit the IRCC website

Once your application is granted, you have to prepare to write a citizenship test. The test is for those above the age of 18.


Apply for a canadian citizenship isn't a tough process but you can't be a canadian citizen if you have been to prison or you are charged for a crime before. If you are also under deportation you can't apply. Follow the due process and you citizenship would be granted.

Komolafe Peter Adedayo

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