You see this Friday (June 5th) Makes 2 years since I've been a landed immigrant of Canada. It's such an easy date to remember since my father's birthday is the day before.
Now I've gotta hurry up and get the citizenship application filled out, paid up, photos taken and sent out! Apparently they have made the process a bit easier to understand for calculation purposes.
What is the residence requirement?
To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must have lived in Canada for at least three years (1,095 days) out of the four years (1,460 days) preceding your application. Please note that you cannot meet the residence requirements for citizenship without a minimum of two (2) years as a permanent resident.
When calculating your time in Canada:
- only the four (4) years preceding the date of your application are taken into account;
- each day you lived in Canada before you became a permanent resident counts as half a day;
- each day you lived in Canada after you became a permanent resident counts as one day;
- absences from Canada may have an impact on your residence. Only a citizenship judge can determine if you meet the residence requirements with fewer than 1,095 days of physical presence.
Now I need to start checking the backlog to see how long it will take (probably a good 2 years) waiting....