Eligibility for Canadian Citizenship:
- Method of Acquisition: Via naturalization or birth in Canada.
- Residency Requirement: Three years of permanent residency within the past five years.
- Age-Based Language Requirement: Applicants aged 18-54 must meet the Citizenship Language Requirement.
- Legal Standing: Applicants should not be under a removal order or have criminal prohibitions.
- Processing Fees: Must be paid upon application.
- Application Process: Send applications to Sydney, Nova Scotia. The review includes a pre-screening for completeness and adherence to the residency rule. Typical processing time is about 12 months, followed by an interview to assess knowledge of Canada in an official language.
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