Become a Canadian citizen
Find out if you can apply for citizenship, how to apply and what to do after you apply.
Citizenship requirements for physical presence, language and knowledge changed on October 11. You can apply for citizenship under the new rules using updated forms.
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What makes you eligible to become a Canadian citizen
Find out how changes to the Citizenship Act give more flexibility for eligible applicants to meet the requirements for citizenship
Find out if you are already a Canadian citizen and how to get proof of citizenship
How to apply, forms, fees and processing times
How to submit an urgent request and how to manage your current application if you need urgent processing
Check your application status, prepare for the citizenship test and ceremony and update your application
How to schedule the test, what to study and what happens after you get your results
Who must attend, what to bring and what happens at the ceremony
Questions about citizenship?
Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian citizenship.
Read the only official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test.
Calculate your time in Canada to see if you are eligible for citizenship
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