Want to apply for citizenship in Canada? Well, no surprise, as most of the immigration aspirants across the globe dream about making Canada as their next home.
In last few years, Canada has emerged as the key destination to live, work and settle for immigration aspirants across the world. With complexities creeping in the immigration process of immigration hot spot countries like USA and UK, people are preferring to move to Canada, which offer rather uncomplicated process of permanent residency. This is the reason that Canada’s immigration rate has increased tremendously in last few years.
You cannot directly apply for Canadian citizenship. If you are an aspirant of Canadian Citizenship, you first need to apply for permanent residency (PR) visa in Canada. The PR visa allows you to live, work and study in any part of Canada on a permanent basis. Now after spending sufficient time in Canada as a permanent resident, you can apply for Canadian citizenship as well.
Point based and online Express Entry System is the fastest pathway to apply and get Canadian permanent residency for skilled and talented people willing to settle in Canada.The Skilled worker applicants,who wants to become a Citizen of Canada, register their profile in Federal express entry system entering key details of the profile, such as, age, education, work experience, language proficiency level (in English or French), etc. The applicants need to score good points score based on all these profile factors to get Canada PR invitation from IRCC.
The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) open a draw every two weeks to invite the top ranking profiles to apply for Canadian permanent residency. Upon getting the invite, applicants need to submit complete Canada PR application along with essential documents within 60 days. The IRCC claims to process all received PR applications through express entry, within 6 months. Once you have received approval for PR visa, you pack your luggage and fly to Canada.
You can also follow the PNP pathway to apply Canadian PR, especially, when you point score (known as CRS score) in express entry is not high enough. Canadian provinces nominate the skilled and talented people from overseas for the Canadian permanent residency. Base on the PNP stream you have applied for, upon getting the nomination from a province, you can either get 600 extra express entry points or eligibility to apply PR visa directly to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and citizenship Canada). So, once you have got PR in Canada, when can you exactly apply for citizenship?
To apply and get citizenship in Canada, you needs:
Once you have submitted the application for Canadian citizenship, you will be invited to take the citizenship test. The IRCC may invite you to take the citizenship test within weeks after it has sent you the acknowledgement of receipt. Normally, the test occur 4 weeks after IRCC send the notice to the applicant.After the test, you are usually called for an interview with a citizenship official.
Usually, the interview takes place the same day as the test. In case an applicant don’t pass the test the first time, he/she can take test a second time. The 2nd test normally occurs 4 to 8 weeks after the first test, however, it can be longer. In case applicant don’t pass the test the second time, IRCC will program a hearing for the applicant with a citizenship official. The hearing is basically an oral test.
After the test, interview, and hearing (if you had one),the citizenship official takes a decision about your citizenship application.If your application is approved you will get an invitation to take the oath of Citizenshipat a citizenship ceremony, as a final step.
When you submit application for Canadian citizenship, the IRCC look in to various aspects, i.e.
Usually, it takes around 12 months for the authorities to make decision on your citizenship application.
If you want to apply Canada PR, as a first step to obtain Citizenship in Canada you may contact Visas Avenue for complete process assistance from start till approval of your Canada PR visa. Visas Avenue is a top and trusted Visa Consultancy in India for Canada immigration and permanent residency process. The VA team every year helps huge number of visa applicants to apply and acquire the permanent residency (PR) Visa approval for Canada with an outstanding success rate.
To start the process for Canada PR through OINP or any other suitable visa program based on your profile, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.
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