Evelyn Ackah | Canadian citizenship revocation | Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act - New Court Ruling

Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: New Court Ruling On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court voided the revocation of 312 Canadian citizens who lost their citizenship without a hearing and without consideration of individual circumstances under the Harper era changes. The court ruled that while becoming a Canadian citizen is a privilege, once citizenship is granted the individual…

Evelyn Ackah, Immigration Lawyer | Discover Canada- How to Prepare for the Canada Citizenship Test Checklist

Canadian Citizenship Applications The requirements to become a Canadian citizen are outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If you are between 14 and 64 years of age when you apply for citizenship, you must take the citizenship test. All the test questions are based on what’s in the Discover Canada guide. Applicants must study…

Canada Passport - Contact Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Requirements to Become a Canadian Citizen To become a citizen of Canada, there are eligibility criteria that must be met in order to qualify. The requirements to become a Canadian citizen are set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), depend on your unique situation, and could be changed in the future. Meeting the Canadian citizenship eligibility…

As a permanent resident, the general rule to apply for Canadian citizenship is to have 1,095 days of physical presence in Canada in the previous 4 years. If you meet that test, great. But what if you were out of the country for a few days per month?  What if you have to be out…

Changes to Canada’s immigration law are now happening at an astonishing rate as compared to previous years. Just recently, the Minister for Immigration announced that he may be revising rules around citizenship to curtail what is called “birth tourism”. Currently, Canada’s citizenship rules are such that any person born on Canadian soil automatically receives Canadian…

Recently, the Minister of Immigration produced a directive (OB 359) requiring all face coverings to be removed when an individual takes the Canadian oath of citizenship. This directive is aimed primarily at muslim women who wear a hijab or burqa during the citizenship ceremony where each person must pledge allegiance to Canada. The rationale seems…

Were you born in Canada or brought up in Canada as a child? You may be a long lost citizen and eligible to re-establish your citizenship if: You were once a Canadian citizen You have become a permanent resident of Canada after you lost your Canadian citizenship You have lived in Canada as a permanent…