Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Can a child file a separate application for Canadian citizenship from his parents?
Answer: A minor can get a Canadian citizenship in either of the two ways. They may apply at the same time with their parents, or after at least one parent has become a Canadian citizen. Or they can apply separately, regardless of their parent’s intention to obtain citizenship.
There are some eligibility requirements that your child must meet before they apply for Canadian citizenship:
- The child must be under the age of 18;
- The child must not have any problems with the law (this includes parole, probation, imprisonment, investigation, removal order, misrepresentation, terrorism, treason etc.)
Question: Does education in Canada exempt me from taking a language test?
Answer: Yes, post-secondary education obtained from a Canadian institution can exempt you from taking a language test.
Question: If I accompany a Canadian citizen abroad, does this time count towards my residency obligation to obtain Canadian citizenship?
Answer: No, you have to physically remain in Canada for at least 1,095 days in the five years before you apply for citizenship
Question: If at least one of the child’s parents is a Canadian citizen, is the child considered a citizen of Canada?
Answer: There are many factors to consider. To be sure about your specific situation, check out the “Am I a Canadian?” tool or its alternative.
Question: Can I be a dual citizen of Canada and the US?
Answer: Yes, both countries permit dual citizenship.
Question: What are the advantages of Canadian citizenship if compared to a PR status?
Answer: Canadian citizenship status has a few advantages, namely access to restricted jobs, the right to vote and run for a political office, and the ability to use the Canadian passport for travel.
Question: Can I live in the US as a Canadian citizen?
Answer: As a Canadian citizen, you can stay in the US for up to 6 months every 12 months. After that, you will require a visa.
Question: What are the benefits of Canadian Citizenship
Answer: Once citizenship has been granted, you will have all of the same rights as any citizen of the country. You will have the right to live and work in at any time. With this passport, Canadian citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 171 countries and territories, including Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Unites States and many more.
How we can help
Jane Katkova & Associates is an immigration consultant in Toronto, Ontario that, provides immigration services in Canada since 1995. We can do all the paperwork associated with the application for Canadian citizenship.
We will help you determine eligibility, gather the documents, pay the fees and, most importantly, complete the application forms.
With 20+ years of experience behind us, we will make sure that you are all set to receive your Canadian Citizenship Certificate and celebrate the dream that you have been longing for so long.
Contact us for a quote, or if you have any questions.