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Some Tips for Applying for Citizenship 

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Posted On: 12/19/2014
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I would like to warn any would-be applicants for Canadian Citizenship they absolutely comprehensibly must keep at the ready:

- A full record of their travel outside the country complete with purchase receipts on either side of their trips
- All pay stubs, Records Of Employment,
- Complete tax returns (including all schedules), “T” slips of any kind
- Any and all records of any of foreign income, and any asset of property and assets tangible and intangible outside of Canada
- All bank records, statements and credit card statements
- Any and all receipts for business
- Any signed document, contracts, agreements or receipts
- Records, notices, newspaper articles of any civic or non-profit participation

Be prepared for CIC to ask for the above information outside of your qualification period.

Please know CIC will not take your word for anything (which is understandable) and that they must operate on “proof” from outside sources.

However understand they seem especially crippled by an inability to make a simple phone call to verify a claim or test someone’s statement of fact. The burden’s on you – and it can be substantial.

Prepare to be under the microscope and have your integrity challenged in your in-person interview!

Be prepared to be confronted with an assumption of un-met expectations of which you may know nothing about.

Finally, your “Permanent Resident Card” is not permanent and must be renewed. All travel outside the country must be documented.
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Posted On: 12/29/2014
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Hello,

Thank you very much for sharing these very helpful tips.

We hope that many can read these before applying for citizenship.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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