To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, a person must meet all of the following conditions:
Possess permanent resident (landed immigrant) status in Canada.
Have physically resided in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 1,460 days during the six years immediately before the date of application, or at least 183 days during each of four calendar years that are fully or partially within the six years immediately before the application date.
Possess an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada (can speak and listen in English or French).
Have a general knowledge of Canada's values, history, symbols, institutions, rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizenship.
In order to apply for Canadian Citizenship, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires a Certified Criminal Record Check from the RCMP. This can only be completed by having fingerprints taken. Gambit Fingerprinting makes this process simple and effortless by:
Capturing the required digital fingerprints and photo.
Sending the results of the record check directly to the citizenship official at IRCC or applicant’s home address.
What to bring to your appointment
Two pieces of government issued identification, one of which must be a primary piece of ID.
If applicable, the letter issued by IRCC requesting fingerprints.
Any other paperwork that may assist the process.
You must bring two (2) pieces of valid, government-issued identification to your fingerprinting appointment, one of which must be primary ID.