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Calculating For Canadian citizenship physical presence
The use of the Canadian citizenship calculator may be of help when you are a permanent resident who is thinking of becoming a citizen. Because there are certain requirements that relate to how long you have lived in Canada, checking the number of days that you have been here is possible. Once you do become a citizen, you will have more opportunities in Canada as well as the pride of being part of our country.
Permanent Residency to Citizen
After you have been living in Canada for a while, it may be time to consider being part of Canadians who have more privileges and are able to vote. There are many reasons to become a citizen, and we can help you in your reaching of this goal.
Permanent residency is necessary as the first step towards becoming a citizen. You must not be under review for fraud or immigration reasons. Additionally, you must not have been asked to leave by Canadian officials in a removal order. You will also need to have all conditions fulfilled as part of your permanent resident status.
Eligibility for citizenship means that you meet the following requirements:
- You are a permanent resident
- You have lived in Canada 3 out of the last 5 years
- Have proof of language skills
- Have filed taxes, if needed
- Pass a test for citizenship
There may be other requirements for Canadian citizenship application if you are under 18 years of age or are a citizen of Canada who has adopted a child born outside the country; you are applying for them. You might be a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces and are applying under a process that is fast track. Some may have been a citizen of Canada in the past and want to have citizenship back again.
Once you have fulfilled all the requirements for permanent residency, you’ll want to see how long you have been in Canada. (If days were spent abroad because of COVID-19, they will not count towards your presence in Canada.
What is the Online Presence Calculator?
It is a requirement that a person spends at least 1,095 days (3 years) during the 5 years in Canada before the application is signed. You may be able to include time spent as a protected person or temporary resident. Another time that may be considered is if you were a Crown servant or family member of a Crown servant.
The physical presence calculator can tell you if you have been physically present in Canada long enough to be eligible for citizenship. It can tell you if you are eligible to apply. On the other hand, if you have not been here long enough, it will tell you when you may apply. You will need a minimum of two years in Canada in order to do the application, however.
The calculator is the best way to know that you meet the residency requirement. You will need 1,095 days of physical presence in our country.
- Only the past five years before your application count
- If you were a protected person or authorized temporary resident, before you became a permanent resident, this will count as half a day
- Every day you spent in Canada after you became a permanent resident will count as one day
If you were in jail, in prison or on parole, that time will not count. There may be exceptions, however.
Using This Physical Presence Test Calculator
The calculator will save you time and frustration in doing the math necessary. Be sure to do the following:
- You’ll need to fill out all the required information
- Enter the dates requested, making sure that they are correct
- Enter any time spent serving a sentence in jail or on parole during the last five years
- List any time you spent outside of Canada, whether for vacation, work or family travel for the last five years
Some Benefits of Citizenship
You’ll be eligible for a greater variety of jobs. Restricted jobs will now be open to you. You’ll be able to vote and may run for a political office; your opinion on such subjects as foreign policy, education and taxes can be heard. If you are a just a permanent resident, however, some jobs may not be open to you.
Canadian passports are valued throughout the world and are open to citizens. You may have dual citizenship, not giving up your former homeland if your former country allows it. (Your country of birth must recognize dual citizenship.)
Family Sponsorships Made Easier
You may be a permanent resident who misses their family. Citizenship will make it easier to be reunited and bring your family together once more. You can bring your family, as a sponsor, if you are a citizen, as well as if you are a permanent resident. You must be at least 18 years old.
What are the categories that make them eligible to be sponsored?
They may be your spouse or common-law partner. They may be a child who is dependent on you. It can also be your mother or father or grandmother or grandfather.
If they are your brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild, and their parents are deceased, you can sponsor them. They must be under 18 years of age and not be in a common-law relationship or be in a marriage.
Other blood relatives may be sponsored if you are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. You may need to find out more about this type of immigration.
Questions about the Canadian citizenship residency calculator form, family immigration to Canada or other immigration issues? Contact us. With two locations, we can be reached in person in Ontario. You can also reach us by phone or email.
You’ll want to be sure that all your paperwork is up-to-date, and you have the right documents. Canada Safe Haven Immigration and Consulting is a notary public and can help you with your documents, work to minimize any issue that could affect Canadian citizenship processing time, making sure that they are correct for submission. Contact us today.