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Nigerian Path to Canadian Citizenship: Requirements and Steps

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Nigerian Path to Canadian Citizenship: Requirements and Steps

Nigerian Path to Canadian Citizenship: Requirements and Steps
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Thinking of becoming a Canadian citizen from Nigeria?  This guide outlines the key requirements and steps you’ll need to follow. While Canada welcomes new citizens, there are specific criteria to meet. Let’s explore what it takes for Nigerians to become Canadian citizens:

Nigerian Path to Canadian Citizenship: Requirements and Steps

Residency Requirement:

  • Be a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You can only apply for citizenship if you’re already residing in Canada.

Physical Presence:

  • Demonstrate physical presence in Canada:
  • Live in Canada for at least three out of the last five years (1,095 days in total)

Knowledge of Canada Test:

  • Possess a good understanding of Canadian history, languages, and culture.
  • You’ll need to pass a test demonstrating this knowledge.

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Tax Compliance:

* Maintain good tax standing:

* File all your taxes before applying for citizenship. Canada takes tax compliance seriously.

Language Proficiency:

  • Demonstrate fluency in either English or French.
  • Canada’s co-official languages require proof of proficiency in one of them.

Important Note:

Individuals prohibited under the Canadian Citizenship Act are ineligible for citizenship, regardless of meeting the above criteria.

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