Hi all, anyone submitted a citizenship application and then left Canada? How long does it take to complete citizenship test/interview/ceremony? Do you need to stay as a Canada tax resident after leaving Canada and before becoming a citizen? Thank you!
Tax residency is mainly for taxation purposes, e.g. you can live outside of Canada for a full year (losing tax residency during that time) but still maintain PR status.
As long as you satisfy the conditions given in that link, you should be fine. You may need to return depending on when you get the citizenship test invite and subsequent formalities’ requirements. Usually it takes 8+ months minimum from AOR to citizenship test request.
Have a citizenship related question, since I will be applying for citizenship soon. I was out of Canada for about 2 weeks, and on my return they didn’t stamp my non-Canadian passport as a PR holder. I did go through the electronic kiosk which scanned my PR card etc, so my record of entry is digital, but the border agent said I didn’t need a stamp in my passport. I’m wondering if the fact that they didn’t stamp my passport matters for the citizenship application? Or no?
I have received the citizenship test but I’m in the US. It looks like I can take the exam from here but I read that they will resume my application after I’m back in Canada and let them know by proving a ticket etc. is that accurate?
For those that needed a PCC from the US for their citizenship application, is it acceptable to upload the PDF sent to my email by FBI-EDO? Or do I need to wait for the hard-copy to arrive, scan that and upload that?
I cannot remember from when I did this for the PR application whether the PDF and hard copy are different somehow, and whether IRCC is ok with the PDF sent by the FBI.
(I’m guessing, though, that the whole point of this process being electronic is that the PDF should suffice even for the citizenship application?)