Become a Canadian citizen

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

Citizenship requirements for physical presence, language and knowledge changed on October 11. You can apply for citizenship under the new rules using updated forms.

Services and information

Find out if you can become a Canadian citizen

What makes you eligible to become a Canadian citizen

Citizenship Act changes

Find out how changes to the Citizenship Act give more flexibility for eligible applicants to meet the requirements for citizenship

Are you already a Canadian citizen?

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

Apply to become a Canadian citizen

How to apply, forms, fees and processing times

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

Features

Record your trips outside Canada

The travel journal is an easy way to record your trips outside Canada. It will help you fill out your application.

Citizenship calculator

Calculate your time in Canada to see if you are eligible for citizenship

Questions about citizenship?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian citizenship.

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