applying for citizenship at 54

Old Jul 2nd 2012, 7:31 pm
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I believe I read that the wait time is about 18 months? If so it should come through when I'm 55 or maybe even just 56.

So I presume I won't need to sit the silly test.

Or is it over 55 at the time of applying....


Oh well, I suppose I;ll know in 18 months or so.
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Who has to take the citizenship test

You must take the citizenship test if
•you are between the ages of 18 and 54, and
•you meet the basic requirements for citizenship.

You may also have to take the test if you are applying to retain your citizenship.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizen...t-test.asp#who
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Default Re: applying for citizenship at 54

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
Who has to take the citizenship test

You must take the citizenship test if
•you are between the ages of 18 and 54, and
•you meet the basic requirements for citizenship.
Not clear what happens if someone applies while aged 54, but turns 55 during processing.


You may also have to take the test if you are applying to retain your citizenship.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizen...t-test.asp#who
Except that no-one is required to apply to retain citizenship any more. Not since 2009.
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Default Re: applying for citizenship at 54

Originally Posted by JAJ
Not clear what happens if someone applies while aged 54, but turns 55 during processing.




Except that no-one is required to apply to retain citizenship any more. Not since 2009.
To be fair, I think Former Lanc was just copying and pasting - as that's on that CIC page.

The help suggests a very specific scenario where someone might have to apply:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/informa...ndex.asp#rules

...and this bit (last question under rules) in particular that suggests that (unless I'm understanding it wrong - always a possibility!):

Originally Posted by CIC Page
However, if someone who was born in the second generation outside Canada turned 28 before April 17, 2009, and did not take steps to retain their citizenship, they are no longer considered a citizen as of their 28th birthday.

The new law will not restore their citizenship. People who ceased to be Canadian citizens can apply to resume their Canadian citizenship.
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