Canadian Citizenship

Canadian Citizenship

A citizenship certificate is a document that shows someone is a Canadian citizen or not. It cannot be considered as a travel document. You must get a Canada Passport to travel outside Canada. If you are a Canadian citizen who was born outside Canada, you might need to apply for a citizenship certificate.If you were born in Canada then also you should apply for Canada citizenship certificate.Even a Canadian provincial or territorial birth certificate is enough to prove Canadian citizenship.

Canadian citizens who are 15 years of age or below will not be required to present a Canada immigration passport while traveling to the US. Minors will only require to present a proof of their citizenship. Also, Canadian citizens who are 18 years and younger may need to present a proof of citizenship only while traveling in a group with an approved supervision of an adult.

As a general rule, individuals with four years of permanent resident status during the preceding five years can qualify for Canadian citizenship. Other conditions for the individual to qualify are that they:

  • Be 18 years old or older;
  • Have adequate knowledge of Citizenship Language Requirement, if under the age of 55;
  • Not be under a removal order;
  • Not have a criminal prohibition;

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