What happens after I send in my application for Canadian citizenship?
Question & AnswerWhat happens after I send in my application for Canadian citizenship?
Study for your citizenship test
The general rule is that people between 18 and 54 years old have to pass a test to show that they know enough about Canada and what it means to be a Canadian citizen.
The test includes questions about Canadian geography and history, and how the Canadian government is set up.
You don’t have to do this if:
- you’re younger than 18 years of age
- you’re 55 years of age or older
- you ask for and get a waiver that says, for compassionate reasons, you don’t have to show that you know enough about Canada
It’s very difficult to get a . So if you want to ask for one, it’s important to get legal help.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) gives you a date for your and your interview. It’s a good idea to start studying for your citizenship test as soon as you can.