Canada Citizenship: A good choice for Minors

Following the recent reduction in the application fee for citizenship for minors, Canada and its Citizenship is an idea from the paradise. Earlier, the application fee was CAN $ 530 which is now only 100 CAN $!. This reduction is a direct result of an amendment abolishing the need for a minor having age lesser than 18 year to apply for Canadian Citizenship.

Any Child who has not yet attained the age of 18, whether or not a child of a Canadian parent, shall be considered a Citizen of Canada.

This minor additionally need not appear for Canadian Citizenship Testwhich is otherwise a mandate for having Canadian Citizenship.

However, mere having an age less than 18 does not makes one eligible for this impressive status of Canada Citizen.

There are two given scenarios for a minor’s eligibility to be a Citizen of Canada.

 

Scenario 1: 

In the given scenario where the Minor is under the age of 18 and are having Canadian parents or a parent who is applying for Canadian citizenship at the same time:

  • Minor must be a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Minor does not mandatorily has to meet the language requirement benchmark
  • Minor need not have to meet the criteria of to be physically present in Canada for three out of the last 5 years in order to apply for Canadian Citizenship
  • In cases of the minor being 14 years of age and above, he/she must take the Oath of Citizenship
  • A parent or a person who has guardianship of the minor must sign the Citizenship application form.

 

Scenario 2:

In the given scenario where the Minor is under the age of 18 and is not having a Canadian parent or a parent who is applying for citizenship at the same time:

 

  • Minor must be a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Minor does not mandatorily has to meet the language requirement benchmark
  • Minor need to meet the criteria of to be physically present in Canada for three out of the last 5 years in order to apply for Canadian Citizenship
  • In cases of the minor being 14 years of age and above, he/she must take the Oath of Citizenship
  • A parent or a person who has guardianship of the minor should sign the Citizenship application form. However, this condition is not obligatory and binding. It can be waived off.

 

In any of the above mentioned scenario, a minor can become a Permanent Resident of Canada and explore endless exposure and opportunities to grow as an individual!

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