After applying citizenship?

Old May 14th 2003, 12:05 am
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Rich
I would point out that the new IRPA makes it a lot easier for people
to maintain their PR status, compared to the pre-June 2002 situation.

So seemingly there is nothing to stop someone filing for citizenship
and then leaving Canada. Presumably this involves returning to Canada
for the citizenship test and swearing-in ceremony.

The questions would be:
1. Would CIC accept an overseas correspondence address from a
citizenship applicant?
2. Would it be possible to do the citizenship test and/or swearing in
ceremony at a Canadian diplomatic mission?

I'm just curious

Jeremy

    >On Thu, 15 May 2003 04:38:34 +0000 (UTC), [email protected] (Rich Wales) wrote:
    >"zingajohn" wrote:
    > > Does an applicant need to be physically present in
    > > Canada after applying for citizenship (i.e., till
    > > he/she gets citizenship)?
    >An applicant for Canadian citizenship must maintain his/her status
    >as a permanent resident until he/she is sworn in as a citizen.
    >This doesn't necessarily require the applicant to stay in Canada
    >all the time while his/her citizenship application is pending.
    >As long as you satisfy the minimum physical presence requirements
    >in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (basically, two out
    >of the last five years in Canada), you should be able to travel
    >abroad.
    >On the other hand, an applicant for citizenship is going to need
    >to keep certain appointments in Canada (to write the citizenship
    >exam, and also to attend the swearing-in ceremony). If you stay
    >outside Canada for an extended period of time, you might miss
    >these crucially important appointments, which would adversely
    >affect your citizenship timeline.
    >Rich Wales [email protected] http://www.richw.org
    >*NOTE: I've lived in both Canada and the US and have dual citizenship.
    >*DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer, professional immigration consultant,
    > or consular officer. My comments are for discussion purposes only and
    > are not intended to be relied upon as legal or professional advice.

This is not intended to be legal advice in any jurisdiction
 
Old May 14th 2003, 6:40 am
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Hi! Experts


Does applicant needs physically present in canada after applying citizenship i.e till he/she gets citizenship?


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Old May 14th 2003, 9:56 am
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Yes. I think you need to stick around till you get your citizenship... Of
course, we'd like it if you stayed longer too..

When you present your papers to the officials at the test, they ask you
questions about have you left the country since you applied, how long were
out out, what is your occupation in canada and the like.

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Old May 14th 2003, 4:38 pm
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Rich Wales
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"zingajohn" wrote:

> Does an applicant need to be physically present in
> Canada after applying for citizenship (i.e., till
> he/she gets citizenship)?

An applicant for Canadian citizenship must maintain his/her status
as a permanent resident until he/she is sworn in as a citizen.

This doesn't necessarily require the applicant to stay in Canada
all the time while his/her citizenship application is pending.
As long as you satisfy the minimum physical presence requirements
in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (basically, two out
of the last five years in Canada), you should be able to travel
abroad.

On the other hand, an applicant for citizenship is going to need
to keep certain appointments in Canada (to write the citizenship
exam, and also to attend the swearing-in ceremony). If you stay
outside Canada for an extended period of time, you might miss
these crucially important appointments, which would adversely
affect your citizenship timeline.

Rich Wales [email protected] http://www.richw.org
*NOTE: I've lived in both Canada and the US and have dual citizenship.
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer, professional immigration consultant,
or consular officer. My comments are for discussion purposes only and
are not intended to be relied upon as legal or professional advice.
 
Old May 21st 2003, 8:40 am
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Rich Wales
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[email protected] wrote:

> Would CIC accept an overseas correspondence address from
> a citizenship applicant? Would it be possible to do the
> citizenship test and/or swearing in ceremony at a Canadian
> diplomatic mission? I'm just curious

My assumption (I trust someone will correct me if I'm mistaken) is
that CIC will NOT currently agree to do either of the above things.

Rich Wales [email protected] http://www.richw.org
*NOTE: I've lived in both Canada and the US and have dual citizenship.
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer, professional immigration consultant,
or consular officer. My comments are for discussion purposes only and
are not intended to be relied upon as legal or professional advice.
 

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