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Police Clearance for time before Landing 

azhaanees
azhaanees
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Posted On: 2/11/2018
azhaanees
azhaanees
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Hello

I landed in Canada in December 2014 (3 years 2 months from now) and I have now completed my 1095 days required for citizenship. However, while filling in the form for citizenship, i found that para 10 b says

"Within the last 4 years, if you spent 183 days or more in another country (other than Canada), you must provide a police certificate. You must provide a police certificate for each country where you spent 183 days or more."


As per this condition, everyone who was in his parent country before landing (in last four years) is suppose to provide police certificate. Whereas, as per procedure everyone has to provide police clearance as part of immigration process as well.


Kindly guide us how to go about. ICC website does not mentions about this. Call centre agents are also not clear as one of them told me to provide certificate whereas on another call other agent says no.



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Posted On: 2/21/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your question with us.

You may be able to find some helpful information in the Application for Canadian citizenship under subsection 5(1) – Adults 18 years of age and older (CIT 0002) Instruction Guide.

It clearly states that within the last 4 years, if you spent 183 days or more in another country (other than Canada), you must provide a police certificate. It does not state that if you already provided one for your application for permanent residence that you are exempt.

It also provides several helpful examples of when you have to provide a Police Certificate.

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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