Canada immigration minister Chris Alexander has announced new rules for Canada citizenship application process.
No room for non-serious Canada citizenship applicants—As per the detailed information given by immigration minister Alexander, there is no place for those who don’t intend taking their Canada citizenship status seriously. This means applicants for Canada citizenship who fail to attend either Canada citizenship test or Canada citizenship interview without offering any solid reason.
So, the immigration minister affirmed that applications of Canada citizenship of such non-serious applicants will be terminated by the Canadian government.
And this will certainly help in speeding up the processing of Canada citizenship applications for those who really value their Canada citizenship. For long, the processing of Canada citizenship has been affected and unduly delayed by those who don’t the system seriously, the minister said.
Rescheduling of Canada citizenship test/interview—With regard to the changes and their impact on the possibility of rescheduling of Canada citizenship interview/Canada citizenship test, the rules say that the applicant must be able to offer a good reason for not attending the Canada citizenship test or Canada citizenship interview.
In case, the first letter does not get any response from the applicant, then another letter will be forwarded to the applicant by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
A period of three months will be given to the applicant for replying. If the applicant fails to reply/respond even during this duration or does not offer any sufficiently good response for not attending his/her Canada citizenship test or Canada citizenship interview, then the application is going to be terminated.
Lets see some examples of good reason for non-attendance of Canada citizenship interview/Canada citizenship test—
• Having been away to care for a dying parent;
• Ill health or any accident leading to non-attendance;
• Any documents required for interview attendance(to be provided to third party) and such documents not arriving in time leading to non-attendance of Canada citizenship interview or Canada citizenship test.
Applicants may be asked to provide documentary proof—Any documentary evidence might be required by CIC from applicants failing to attend Canada citizenship test or Canada citizenship interview. Such proof might relate to good reason for not attending Canada citizenship test or Canada citizenship interview.
The best thing is to contact the CIC on any prior date(before the date of interview/test) for rescheduling of Canada citizenship test/interview.