Canadian Citizenship Law Office
If you are a permanent resident, once you satisfy certain residency requirements you should be eligible to become a Canadian citizen. The citizenship grant brings with it the full array of rights as Canadians, notably the right to vote and the right to hold a Canadian Passport.
In most situations in order for one to qualify for Canadian Citizenship you must be able to prove that you have met the residency time in Canada, provide proof of language ability, and sit for the citizenship examination.
How We Can Help With The Citizenship Process
We will examine your circumstances, identify your path to citizenship, and help set you securely upon it.
- If you were born in Canada or born to a Canadian parent, you may already be a Canadian citizen and not even know it. If so, we can help you to obtain a Canadian Citizenship Certificate to prove your status.
- If you are a permanent resident and have satisfied the citizenship requirements, we can help you apply for and obtain your Canadian Citizenship.
- Though it’s infrequently done, if there has been an undue delay in processing your citizenship application, we can appear in court to demand a response from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
While Canada allows for dual citizenship, it is important to know whether or not your birth country will allow it.
It is worth noting that permanent residence is not a wholly secure status. If you spend too much time outside Canada and fail to meet the Canadian residency requirement of 730 days (2 years) out of 5 years in a given interval, you can fail the residency requirement and risk losing your status.
Furthermore, In some extreme circumstances, such as a criminal conviction, you could become inadmissible to Canada, which could also result in losing your permanent residency.
As a Canadian Citizen this risk is greatly reduced and in most situations you will only lose your Canadian Citizenship if you have been found to have misrepresented facts on your application.
Contact Ocana Law Group, British Columbia Citizenship/naturalization Law Office
Canadian citizenship is the ultimate step in your new life. If you are a permanent resident and eligible to apply, Ocana Law Group stands ready to bring its experience, level of service and depth of commitment to your case. To arrange for an initial consultation, by phone or at our Kelowna office, contact us online or call us at 250-870-9088.