Become a Canadian citizen

Find out if you can apply for citizenship, how to apply and what to do after you apply.

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Services and information

Find out if you can become a Canadian citizen

What makes you eligible to become a Canadian citizen

Apply to become a Canadian citizen

How to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Are you already a Canadian citizen?

Find out if you are already a Canadian citizen and how to get proof of citizenship

Changes to requirements 2017 to 2018

How long you need to be in Canada, language requirements, citizenship test and filing taxes

Apply for Canadian citizenship urgently

How to submit an urgent request and how to manage your current application if you need urgent processing

Find out what to do after you apply

Check your application status, prepare for the citizenship test and ceremony and update your application

Prepare for the citizenship test

How to schedule the test, what to study and what happens after you get your results

Prepare for the citizenship ceremony

Who must attend, what to bring and what happens at the ceremony


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