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What if I can’t obtain my Canadian citizenship or don’t meet all the requirements?

Becoming a Canadian citizen will be harder if you don’t meet all the eligibility requirements. If this is the case, your application will be considered “non-routine.” Non-routine applications include:

  • Failure to prove residency requirements
  • Lack of all necessary documents
  • Subject to immigration, security or criminal prohibitions
  • Failure to meet language requirements
  • Failure to write or pass Canadian citizenship test questions and interview

If this is the case, your Canadian citizenship application processing time will increase. Therefore it is best to avoid this situation to the best of your ability and make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements so you can submit your strongest application. We are here to discuss you options and guide you through the Canadian citizenship application process. Contact us today for your FREE initial consultation.

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I’ve known Mr Patel for approximately five years and since then we’ve been doing business. He is the type of attorney that all clients would love to have. He shows great patients, courtesy and professionalism to all his clients. Not only doe’s he gets all my business I’ve referred all my friends and family to him. Anyone I know looking legal representation I send them to him, as they always come away feeling totally happy with his services, including myself. For anyone looking for a honest lawyer to take care of their business and explains all the details until you fully understands what’s happening. Altaf Patel is your attorney.

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You cannot become a Canadian Citizen if you:

  • Have been convicted of a criminal offense under the Citizenship Act within three years of your application
  • Are in prison, on parole or on probation
  • Have received a removal order from Canada
  • Are under investigation for, are charged with, or have been convicted of a war crime or a crime against humanity
  • Have had your Canadian citizenship taken away within the past five years

Under any of these circumstances or if you have been detained for immigration reasons, it is imperative that you speak with an Immigration Expert. Whether you are a permanent resident or a foreign national, you have the right to an independent hearing. Talk to use today, we can help.