Legal Assistance for Citizenship Application in Calgary
Having citizenship is important for you to enjoy the several benefits that are usually not available to permanent residents. If you are facing any difficulty with your citizenship application in Calgary, Phoenix Legal can help. With over 31 years of experience in this legal area, we can handle your complex immigration matters. We guide you through the citizenship application process and ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria. Whether you want citizenship for work or educational purposes, we are here to help.
Should you require assistance in your citizenship application in Calgary, get in touch with Phoenix Legal today!
We Provide You With Proper Advice and Guidance
Our team of lawyers at Phoenix Legal has all the knowledge and is up-to-date with all the new rules and amendments related to citizenship application. We also assist in the preparation of citizenship applications and related potential issues that affect both eligibility and the ultimate disposition of the application. We can also assist you in navigating the new rules affecting the citizenship of children born abroad.
Multiple Absences from Canada
In certain circumstances, an application for citizenship can still be approved even if you DO NOT meet the requirement of 1095 days in Canada within the 5 years preceding the date of your application.
Please contact us before you make the application or submit the residency questionnaire. In most cases, the questionnaire is given to the applicant where the reviewing official may have doubts about the residency of the applicant. We can provide you with the advice and guidance you need to ensure that the questionnaire is prepared and presented with the proper documentation to support your application and residency position.
Please contact our office to learn more.
Benefits of Canadian Citizenship
There are numerous benefits one can take advantage of after acquiring Canadian citizenship. Some of these are:
Travel on a Canadian Passport: The Canadian passport is counted among the top 10 passports in the world and allows travel to more than 150 countries without any visa requirements.
Final Status: After acquiring Canadian citizenship, one does not have to worry about losing it or renewing it. Also, since Canada recognizes dual citizenship, one does not have to give up his/her previous citizenship in order to obtain the status in Canada.
Vote and Run for Political Office: Canadian citizens have a say in who runs the government and are eligible to vote in federal, provincial, and municipal elections.
The first step towards acquiring Canadian citizenship is to ensure your eligibility. The following factors make you eligible to obtain citizenship:
You're a permanent resident
You have lived in Canada for at least three out of the past five years
You have filed taxes
You have taken and passed the citizenship test
You have the required language skills in either French or English
Citizenship Application Process
The application process generally involves the following steps:
Filing an online or paper application
Processing time (Approximately 12 months):
- Preparing for your test and interview
- Preparing for the citizenship ceremony
At Phoenix Legal, we will guide you through the application process and will assist you every step of the way with your citizenship application in Calgary.
Refusals and Appeals
Phoenix Legal can assist in the filing and prosecution of an appeal of the decision of a citizenship judge or Minister’s decision to reject a positive recommendation to approve the application, to the Federal Court. The court can, in this instance, reverse the decision and grant the applicant citizenship, or direct that the application be reassessed by a different citizenship judge. Like the judicial review process, time limitations govern the filing of documentation, and it is important that you proceed with the appeal as soon as practical.
Why Choose Us?
At Phoenix Legal, our team of citizenship experts has the experience and the knowledge to get you through the application process without any problems. We have been providing immigration services for over 31 years now and ensure that we suggest reliable solutions to your immigration-related issues. If you are struggling with your citizenship application in Calgary, we’ll make sure we give you the right advice and attention and walk you through the legal process.
Contact us today and let our team assist you.