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Important: Act to Amend the Citizenship Act 

NorRimWalker
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Posted On: 6/22/2014
NorRimWalker
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Hi Community.

Note the procedure leading to obtaining Canadian citizenship has been changed.

An "Act to amend the Citizenship Act..." was adopted by both House of Commons and Senate and got the Royal Assent on June 19,2014.

At a first glance, the rules now are that a citizenship applicant i)must physically spend 4 years of consecutive 6 in Canada (183 days as minimum during each of these 4 years), ii)must present a proof of filing a tax return in Canada in respect of 4 taxation years within the said 6 years, iii)must pass a language test and a citizenship test unless s/he is 65 or more years old. Above that, an applicant should "intend, if granted citizenship, to continue to reside in Canada" which sounds a bit unclear.

My feeling is that potential applicants should discuss these amendments with their lawyers and/or follow comments in mass media.

For the text of this new Act (known also as Bill-C24)see: http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/Bills/412/Government/C-24/C-24_3/C-24_3.PDF

Good luck.

Alex
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Posted On: 6/24/2014
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Hello Alex,

Thank you for posting this information and update here.

We will all try to keep informed and share any information as it comes with everyone.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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ahed
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Posted On: 6/28/2014
ahed
ahed
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Hello,
I think i have a question that it is in the mind of a lots of people, How does this new amendment will affect my citizenship application, i am going to apply for citizenship by the end of 2014 !
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PMM
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Posted On: 6/29/2014
PMM
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Hi



Hello,
I think i have a question that it is in the mind of a lots of people, How does this new amendment will affect my citizenship application, i am going to apply for citizenship by the end of 2014 !
Regards


Depends when the Act is enacted. If it is enacted after you apply no problem, if before you apply, you must meet the criteria of the new Act.

PMM
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kozin58
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Posted On: 7/22/2014
kozin58
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Hi,

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=6684615&File=4&Col=1

At the above link it reads
"An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
ASSENTED TO
19th JUNE, 2014
BILL C-24"

Does this mean the Act is enacted and has come into force?

Regards,

Hi



Hello,
I think i have a question that it is in the mind of a lots of people, How does this new amendment will affect my citizenship application, i am going to apply for citizenship by the end of 2014 !
Regards


Depends when the Act is enacted. If it is enacted after you apply no problem, if before you apply, you must meet the criteria of the new Act.

PMM
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PMM
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Posted On: 7/22/2014
PMM
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Hi



Hi,

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=6684615&File=4&Col=1

At the above link it reads
"An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
ASSENTED TO
19th JUNE, 2014
BILL C-24"

Does this mean the Act is enacted and has come into force?

Regards,

Hi



Hello,
I think i have a question that it is in the mind of a lots of people, How does this new amendment will affect my citizenship application, i am going to apply for citizenship by the end of 2014 !
Regards


Depends when the Act is enacted. If it is enacted after you apply no problem, if before you apply, you must meet the criteria of the new Act.

PMM



No, only a couple of sections dealing with "lost citizens" have been enacted.

PMM
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