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Canadian Citizenship - Intent to Reside? 

zeeshan ahmed
zeeshan ahmed
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Posted On: 5/1/2018
zeeshan ahmed
zeeshan ahmed
Posts: 6
Hello Sir,

I and my wife made a landing and took our PR cards and went back to our native countries after couple of years I alone came back to Canada and fulfilled all the requirements for Citizenship and applied for it.

My wife didn"t come back with me to canada as she was a doctor and was continuing her practise back home she eventually lost the Permanent Residence status also my daughter was born in my native country.

I am done with my citizenship test last Oct-2017 till now I didn"t hear about my Oath Ceremony but in Feb-2018 CIC called me on phone and asked me about my wife and why I didn"t sponsor my daughter which I mentioned in the family particulars of my application.

I gave the reason that she is still pursuing her medical profession and I will sponsor my daughter and wife together once she is done with her practise.

Till now I didn"t hear anything from them it is 14 months past I want to know for the situation I am in will I be granted or refused my Citizenship because my wife lost the PR status and my family is not here.

As for my knowledge goes the new rules which came last Oct-2017 removed the INTENT To Reside Clause if granted citizenship in the citizenship application.

Please reply back to my query
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Posted On: 5/15/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some detailed information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website in the Citizenship Act with Bill C-6 Amendments section.

Here is an excerpt,


Previous Citizenship Act

Applicants were required to intend to continue to live in Canada if granted citizenship.




and


Changes that take effect immediately upon Royal Assent on June 19, 2017

Citizenship Act with Bill C-6 Amendments

This provision is repealed. Applicants are no longer required to intend to continue to live in Canada once granted citizenship. This provides more flexibility to Canadians who may need to live outside of Canada for work or personal reasons.



If you have any additional questions or concerns, you may want to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre directly.


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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