Experienced Vancouver Naturalization Lawyers
Permanent residents of Canada are eligible to apply for naturalization as Canadian citizens. At Embarkation Law Group, based in Vancouver, our experienced Canadian citizenship lawyers help clients nationwide take the next step from permanent residence to citizenship.
While permanent residence gives you the unrestricted right to live, work, study and receive government benefits in Canada, citizenship carries additional benefits, including the following:
- Relief of residency obligations: As a permanent resident, you can lose your status if you spend too much time outside Canada. Becoming a citizen removes this issue.
- Canadian passport: The Canadian passport is treated with a great deal of respect worldwide. As a Canadian citizen, you may have much greater access to other countries.
- Stability of Canadian status: Permanent residents who are convicted of serious crimes can lose their status. It is very difficult to deprive a Canadian citizen of citizenship.
- Political rights: Permanent residents may not vote or run for public office in Canada. Once you become a citizen, you have the right to fully participate in Canadian civic life.
In order to become a Canadian citizen, you will need to demonstrate that you have been a resident of Canada for three of the past four years.
Misstating anything on your citizenship application, intentionally or unintentionally, can have serious repercussions. Our lawyers understand the requirements of Canadian citizenship law. We can ensure that your application is prepared properly and guide you through the process.
Contact Our Experienced Immigration Lawyers at 877-804-3230
We are available to consult with prospective clients in person at our downtown Vancouver office or by telephone. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, please phone us — toll free in Canada and from the U.S. — at 877-804-3230 or send us an e-mail.