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Citizenship Refusals

What is advised to do if your citizenship application is refused?

Apply for Canadian citizenship again. Make it sure this new application must include all the required forms and documents and new application fee. There is no waiting period before you can reapply. However, you should make sure you meet the requirements for Canadian citizenship before you reapply. If citizenship application is refused, one may seek judicial review of the decision by the Federal Court of Canada. This is not an appeal of the decision and you have thirty (30) days from the date on the refusal letter to apply.

What can be the reasons for the Refusal of your Canadian Citizenship?

Here are some the most common reasons for the refusal of your Canadian Citizenship:

Your Canadian Citizenship Application will be refused if there is any type of Misrepresentation on this or any previous immigration-related application. If you do not meet residency requirements (or unable to prove residency). If you have not provided necessary information that has been requested by IIRC in an appropriate time. If you have missed your interview for any reason and have not rescheduled it. If being a Permanent residence you have not filed your taxes for three out of the five most recent years in Canada, in some cases, exceptions are there but even it has to be justified. If you are unable to prove that, you know one of the official languages to the essential standard. If you fail to show enough knowledge of Canada in a test or interview. If you are on parole or on probation or serving a term of imprisonment in Canada. If you are serving a sentence outside Canada, if you are charged with, on trial for, or involved in an appeal for an offence under the Citizenship Act, or an indictable offence in Canada, if you are charged with, on trial for, or involved in an appeal for an offence committed outside Canada that is determined to be equivalent to an indictable offence in Canada or if you are under a removal order (Canadian officials have asked you to leave Canada).

Your Canadian Citizenship Application will be refused if there is any type of Misrepresentation on this or any previous immigration-related application. If you do not meet residency requirements (or unable to prove residency). If you have not provided necessary information that has been requested by IIRC in an appropriate time. If you have missed your interview for any reason and have not rescheduled it. If being a Permanent residence you have not filed your taxes for three out of the five most recent years in Canada, in some cases, exceptions are there but even it has to be justified. If you are unable to prove that, you know one of the official languages to the essential standard. If you fail to show enough knowledge of Canada in a test or interview. If you are on parole or on probation or serving a term of imprisonment in Canada. If you are serving a sentence outside Canada, if you are charged with, on trial for, or involved in an appeal for an offence under the Citizenship Act, or an indictable offence in Canada, if you are charged with, on trial for, or involved in an appeal for an offence committed outside Canada that is determined to be equivalent to an indictable offence in Canada or if you are under a removal order (Canadian officials have asked you to leave Canada).