citizenship fees reduced

Did you hear that citizenship fees reduced? Canadian immigration policies change very quickly, and without much prior notice. The rule of thumb is that whatever rules are in place at the time Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) receives your complete application, applies.

IRCC just announced that children (under 18 years old) filing applications for Canadian citizenship without parents will now pay just $100.00 (down from $630.00). They now pay the same amount as children filing applications as those with parents.

This change really doesn’t apply to the typical immigrant family from the Philippines, since most of us come to Canada as a package deal. The fees for everyone else stays the same, for now.

Requirements for immigration (and its corresponding fees) change from time to time, so it’s good to check what you need to submit (and how much it will cost).

How do you become a Canadian Citizen?

  1. Determine your eligibility.
  2. Take and pass a language test.
  3. Submit your application for citizenship.
  4. Take and pass the citizenship test.
  5. Attend a citizenship ceremony.

How much does it cost to become a Canadian citizen?

Adults (18 years old and over) $630.00
Minors (under 18 years old) $100.00


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