Requirements to Become a Canadian Citizen

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How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship  The requirements to become a Canadian citizen are set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). To become a citizen of Canada, there are eligibility criteria that must be met in order to qualify that depend on your unique situation, and could be changed in the future. Meeting the Canadian […]

Canada Passport Signature Policy for Minors

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The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) recommends that parents traveling with children under the age of 16 print a copy of the Canada passport Signature policy (PDF, 600.51 KB) and bring it with them in case they are asked to sign a passport for their child. Canadian children – even newborns – are required to travel with their own […]

Canada Increases the Age Limit for Immigrant Dependents

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Canada Raises Immigrant Dependent Age to Under 22 Effective October 24, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will increase the age limit of dependent children new immigration applicants for permanent residency from ‘under 19’ to ‘under 22.’ “This change provides a wonderful opportunity for immigrant children to be educated in Canada, and Canada will benefit from the skills […]

2 Year Rule Abolished for Canada Spousal Sponsors

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Spousal Sponsors Canada has abolished the requirement that sponsored spouse immigration applicants must live with their spousal sponsor for 2 years prior being granted permanent residency, effective April 28, 2017. IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – will continue to investigate allegations of marriage fraud and convenience for immigration purposes, which is a crime in […]