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Government of Canada facilitates access to Canadian citizenship for minors

posted Mar 14, 2018, 10:23 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 10:25 AM ]

February 16, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The Government is committed to encouraging all immigrants, including minors under 18 years of age, to acquire citizenship. To help make that easier, the fee for minors applying under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act has been reduced.

On June 19, 2017, the royal assent of Bill C-6 immediately brought into force a legislative amendment that removed the requirement to be 18 years old to apply for a grant of citizenship under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act. This made it easier for minors to apply for citizenship on their own behalf. One of the strongest pillars for successful integration into Canadian life is acquiring Canadian citizenship.

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