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samhana
samhana
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Posted On: 7/22/2018
samhana
samhana
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My wife is planning to apply for citizenship, she is present in Canada now 3yrs continously but before she came to Canada she spent one year in Jordan as a refugee. Does she need to get a police clearance and/or non criminal certificate from Jordan?
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PMM
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Posted On: 7/23/2018
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Hi


samhana wrote:
My wife is planning to apply for citizenship, she is present in Canada now 3yrs continously but before she came to Canada she spent one year in Jordan as a refugee. Does she need to get a police clearance and/or non criminal certificate from Jordan?


1. If she has resided for 6 months or more in another country in the 4 years prior to the date she signs her application, she will require a Police Certificate. So she will require a Jordanian police certificate. Note she requires both see: http://tinyurl.com/y9ahr8ko
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Hossein51
Hossein51
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Posted On: 9/17/2018
Hossein51
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I landed in Canada On Jan 2015 and received my PR. I left Canada on Feb 2015 and returned on Sep 2015. Since then i have not left the country at all. The during that 7 months away, i was in my home country , Iran, where i immigrated from and that is my country of origin.

Do i have to bring police certificate for that 7 months i was away ?


Please let me know .

Thank you
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Moderator
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Posted On: 9/17/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

The Application for Canadian citizenship under subsection 5(1) – Adults 18 years of age and older (CIT 0002) states in the

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. If you cannot get a police certificate, tell us why.


You may also want to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre directly for some information specific to your situation.

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