What happens if I fail the citizenship test?
We’re now inviting applicants to take the citizenship test online.
In-person tests may also be available if you need an accommodation.
For the latest instructions, wait for and check your invitation.
You have up to 3 chances to take the test.
If you fail the test for
- the first time, we’ll invite you to take a retest
- a second time at the retest, we’ll invite you to a hearing with a citizenship officer
The hearing is your third and last chance to pass the test. If you fail the test at the hearing
- we may refuse your application
- you will have to re-apply (if you still want to become a Canadian citizen)
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