New Canadian Citizenship Rule

April 28, 2009 by  
Category: Immigration Law

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Jennifer Roggemann explians the new Canadian Citizenship rule. Introduction: To obtain citizenship, there are three ways in general: You were born in Canada – jus soli or citizenship by birth on soil: You were born outside of Canada, but entered Canada as a permanent resident or landed immigrant and obtained a citizenship – naturalization; You […]

Why Someone Might Choose To Consult A Lawyer When Applying For Citizenship

April 1, 2008 by  
Category: Immigration Law

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Some people consult a lawyer when applying for citizenship because, as with any other application, they want to make sure that the process is done properly from the outset. The biggest issue often comes with questions of calculating the residency requirement. In some cases we have clients who don’t meet a specific residency requirement but […]

The Interview Process For Citizenship Applicants

March 31, 2008 by  
Category: Immigration Law

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A judge always has to review the application and sign off on it, but that does not mean there is always an interview or hearing in front of a judge. For instance, you may have very straight-forward, easy to assess case. You may have been in Canada without a break for the last three years. […]

Dual Citizenship

March 29, 2008 by  
Category: Immigration Law

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Since February 15th 1979, Canada has allowed for dual citizenship. In essence we no longer require somebody to give up their foreign citizenship in order to acquire Canadian citizenship. That was not always the case. In fact there have been a number of issues over the last several years where references are made to “the […]

Importance Of Documenting Your Residency Background When Applying For Citizenship

March 28, 2008 by  
Category: Residency

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The guidelines state that a person needs to reside in Canada 1095 days out of a four year period previous to applying for citizenship. Up to now, these residency regulations have not been tightly defined. The government has been looking at amending the Citizenship Act for years, but no new act has made its way […]

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