Citizenship

Apply for Citizenship

To be eligible 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 citizenship test

  • prove your language skills

Online Citizenship Application: HERE

Renounce Canadian Citizenship

To be eligible to apply to renounce your Canadian citizenship, you must:

  • be a citizen of a country other than Canada or become a citizen of a country other than Canada if your application to renounce is approved

  • not live in Canada

  • be at least 18 years old

  • not be a threat to Canada’s security or part of a pattern of criminal activity

  • not be prevented from understanding the significance of renouncing your Canadian citizenship by reason of having a mental disability and

  • not be subject to revocation of citizenship proceedings.

Resume Canadian citizenship

To be eligible to resume your Canadian citizenship, you must: 

  • have been a Canadian citizen

  • have become a permanent resident of Canada after you lost your Canadian citizenship

  • have no unfulfilled conditions relating to your status as a permanent resident

  • have been physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 365 days in the two years immediately before you apply, and

  • have met your personal income tax filing obligations for the taxation year immediately before you apply.

You must not:

  • have had your Canadian citizenship taken away (revoked)

  • be under a removal order (an order from Canadian officials to leave Canada) or

  • be prevented (prohibited) from being granted citizenship.

 

Canadian Government Fee 

Citizenship Application

Adult (18 and over): $630

Stateless adult (18 or over) born to Canadian parent: $100

Minor (under 18): $100

Renounce citizenship: $100

Resume citizenship (Adult): $530

Resume citizenship (Child): $100