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Application for Canadian Citizenship - A Comprehensive Guide

 

cnapo

Member
Nov 22, 2021
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Hi all, I've some questions on logistics of notification for citizenship test and subsequent next steps, and would appreciate any assistance: I received my AOR back in mid Nov for a paper application delivered in late August (only for myself), through a lawyer/representative. 1) Do all subsequent notifications also go through lawyer/representative, or does the government get in touch with me directly? 2) What are the timelines for notification for test? 3) How much longer do I have to wait for everything to be completed , with Citizenship grant as the end goal? Thanks all
 

gamzoog

Hero Member
Feb 1, 2021
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If your old passport was cancelled BEFORE your eligibility period started, then you've done the right thing.

EDIT : If your old passport was cancelled OR it expired before your eligibility period started...
Hi @rajkamalmohanram

Would you mind confirming if we need to list/show the old passport that was cancelled BEFORE the eligibility starts, but it’s expirty date would have been within the eligibility period had it not been renewed?

In other words, take the following as an example

old passport: (from 2010/10/01–2020/10/01), but cancelled on 2018/10/01 due to renewal.

new passport: (From 2018/10/01–2028/10/01).

Eligibility period: 2018/12/01–2023/12/01.

would the old passport need to be included in the citizenship application?

thanks!
 

troller1994

Member
Dec 2, 2021
13
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Quick question, in the physical calculator, in the physical absence column, I forgot to declare about the soft landing I did for becoming a permanent residence, It was literally leaving Canada for 10 mins and re-entering it.

Would this impact my application in any way?

Do I need to submit a new physical calculator copy?
 

abbas.pasha

Hero Member
Sep 17, 2016
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Hi @rajkamalmohanram

Would you mind confirming if we need to list/show the old passport that was cancelled BEFORE the eligibility starts, but it’s expirty date would have been within the eligibility period had it not been renewed?

In other words, take the following as an example

old passport: (from 2010/10/01–2020/10/01), but cancelled on 2018/10/01 due to renewal.

new passport: (From 2018/10/01–2028/10/01).

Eligibility period: 2018/12/01–2023/12/01.

would the old passport need to be included in the citizenship application?

thanks!
I would say include both passport details to be on the safe side
 
 

Blessedgirl0808

Star Member
Oct 13, 2018
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Can anyone tell me if the eligibility date is off by a day in the application form?
I tried to input as is on the physical presence calculator but it seems to adjust it by a day on application, is this only me and what should I do?
 

abbas.pasha

Hero Member
Sep 17, 2016
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576
Can anyone tell me if the eligibility date is off by a day in the application form?
I tried to input as is on the physical presence calculator but it seems to adjust it by a day on application, is this only me and what should I do?
Yes that glitch of a day in the "From" date between the PPC and Application is a well known issue.
You can submit as it is, I did and others did the same.
 

abbas.pasha

Hero Member
Sep 17, 2016
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Thank you. And for the passport do I need to copy all pages in the book or just bio and any stamp pages?
Paper applications - All passport Pages(including, bio pages, pages, visas-entry-exit stamps and the blank pages)
Online applications - (I understand from other posts on the form) that only bio pages are required
 
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balaprasad123

Star Member
Aug 27, 2016
54
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Hi all,
1.For Id docs I have only healthcard.So Can I include PR card or passport bio as 2nd ID

2.Don’t have any photo ID for my kid other than healthcard without photo.So passport ID works?
 

Blue003

Full Member
Sep 11, 2021
22
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Hi all,
1.For Id docs I have only healthcard.So Can I include PR card or passport bio as 2nd ID

2.Don’t have any photo ID for my kid other than healthcard without photo.So passport ID works?
For item 1, if for adult, yes you can include your PR card as 2nd ID but your first ID should be a canadian issued govt ID such as health card or DL.

For No. 2, include his passport bio page as a second ID.
 

Cd7camara

Newbie
Oct 29, 2018
8
3
Hey guys,

Here is a timeline of my application:

Applied on paper Aug 13 2021
Application receives Aug 15 2021
AOR: Aug 20 2021
Background Completed: Sep 04 2021
Test invite: Oct 07 2021
Test completed: Oct 16 2021
Prohibitions, language skills, physical presence completed today

For URGENT APPLICANTS, here is the question:
Is it true that you get Oath invitation same day that your prohibition, physical presence, and test gets completed ?

what has been your experience?
 
 

Ahv

Full Member
Mar 13, 2016
44
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Thanks to all for your help.
I have submitted my application and here is the timeline. can you please add me in tracker.

Type: Paper Application for Family
Physical Presence: 1601 days
Application submitted by Mail: 2-Dec-2021
Application received: 8-Dec-2021
 

nazgul86

Hero Member
Jul 31, 2018
223
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Hello, what is approximately the current timeline for citizenship grant application? When checking the processing times it says roughly 12 months but when look at the check application status page it says they are currently finalizing most applications between September 1 and 7, 2019 - so that would be over 24 months ... Just wanted to have a ballpark idea if it's approximately 1 or 2 years, thanks.