Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Citizenship

If you’re travelling by air, you need to pass a health check before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to fly to Canada.

When you arrive in Canada we’ll assess your health before you leave the port of entry. You must isolate for 14 days even if you have no symptoms. This is mandatory.

Only people who provide essential services and truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods are exempt from the isolation requirements.

Last updated: May 15, 2020

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All citizenship events are cancelled

We cancelled all citizenship events until further notice to keep everyone safe. This includes

Check the information letter or email we sent you about the events being cancelled.

Processing your citizenship application

There will be delays to the processing time.

To find out where we’re at with your application

Submitting your application documents

If we request documents for your application (including medical opinion forms), you have an extra 90 days from the deadline in our request letter to submit them.

This extension applies to all citizenship applications, including

New citizenship applications

We’re still accepting new citizenship applications.

Time you’ve lived in Canada (physical presence)

Extra days spent abroad due to COVID-19 will not count as days in Canada. You must still meet the physical presence requirement for your citizenship application.

Permanent resident (PR) card

If you’re travelling, find out what to do if your card is expired or will expire soon.

You can use an expired PR card to

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