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Can he apply for Citizenship with us? 

nvdily
nvdily
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Posted On: 10/9/2014
nvdily
nvdily
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Hello!

Can anyone help me please?

We all are permanent residents.

My husband works sometimes abroad Canada just because there is no work for him here.

In this way he may never get 3 years out of 4 of living inside Canada.

However, he pays taxes in a due way. His family (myself and our daughter)are always here.

He never went outside Canada except for work.

Can he try to apply for citizenship together with us ( we will soon have 3 years since we migrated)?

How to do this?

I mean he can apply in a regular way or he must apply right away through the court?

Thank you
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Moderator
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Posted On: 10/10/2014
Moderator
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Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

In order to get some help determining whether or not he may meet the the residency requirements for Citizenship, you may want to use the Citizenship Residence Calculator.

This calculator will help him determine on which date he can apply for Citizenship.

It may also be best to contact the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre directly for some additional 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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MelM
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Posted On: 10/10/2014
MelM
MelM
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Your husband must meet the citizenship residency requirement in order to apply for citizenship. If he has not lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 4 years, then he does not qualify and should not apply along with you. He will have to wait until he does meet the residency requirement before applying. There is no way around the residency requirement. He has to meet it if he wants to become a Canadian citizen.
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