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I'm a permanent resident. How do I apply for Canadian citizenship?
Before you apply for Canadian citizenship, you need to find out if:
The package you use to apply for Canadian citizenship includes:
- the forms you need to complete
- instructions for completing the forms
- a checklist to make sure you send in the documents you need to include
You need to use the most recent forms on the Government of Canada website.
This question is for people who use the citizenship application that's for adults who are 18 years of age and older.
You use a different application package if you:
- are an adult who served with the Canadian Armed Forces
- are a parent or guardian applying for a child younger than age 18
- are younger than 18 and applying on your own because you either don't have a Canadian parent or parents who are applying for Canadian citizenship
- were adopted by a Canadian citizen
- are not a citizen of any country and were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent