Applying for Canadian Citizenship | COVID-19
IRCC is still accepting new citizenship applications during COVID-19. However, there will be delays in the processing of all immigration applications.
There are also a few other important differences to the way Canadian citizenship applications are being handled temporarily.
All Canadian Citizenship Events Are Cancelled
All citizenship events are cancelled until further notice. This includes:
Hearings (including video conference hearings)
If your citizenship event was cancelled, you should check the information letter sent by IRCC. IRCC will send you a new date and time as soon as possible.
How to Check the Processing of Your Citizenship Application
Submitting Your Citizenship Application Documents
If IRCC requests documents for your application, you will have an extra 90 days from the deadline in the request letter to submit them. This extension applies to all citizenship applications, which include:
Physical Presence Requirement
Extra days spent abroad due to COVID-19 will not count as days in Canada. You must still meet the physical presence requirement for the citizenship application.
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