Canadian Citizenship Application Backlog Becoming A Problem

According to this CBC article, many people are caught up in a Canadian Citizenship application backlog that is affecting people’s travel plans.

Canadian Citizenship Applications Stuck In Backlog

Ever since it became mandatory to hold a passport to travel between the United States and Canada, more people who have been born abroad but have been living in Canada for decades as permanent residence are finding themselves without the necessary Canadian Citizenship paperwork to obtain a passport in order to travel freely between the countries. And once they apply, some are finding the wait times extremely long – with some individuals waiting several years to hear back.

Apply for Canadian Citizenship As Soon As Possible

Due to the backlog, any travel plans you have may be delayed if your Canadian Citizenship application is not processed quickly enough.

One option if you have already applied for Canadian Citizenship is contacting your local MP, who may be able to get to the bottom of the problem and have your Canadian Citizenship application processed faster if it is just sitting on a desk somewhere.

Apply with a Licensed Immigration Lawyer

If you do apply for Canadian Citizenship in the coming weeks, it would be wise to have your application looked over by an experienced immigration lawyer to avoid mistakes that can have your application returned to you instead of processed – doubling your wait time.

Please feel free to contact us if you are looking to apply for Canadian Citizenship, we can help!

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

2 thoughts on “Canadian Citizenship Application Backlog Becoming A Problem

  1. USCIS Gov

    Getting help from a trust-worthy immigration lawyer really can help to know the process and the right things to do

  2. Mark

    I remember few years ago when I applied for my Canadian citizenship, I had to wait a year before hearing form them. I was not in a rush mind you, but it would be a good idea to hire an immigration lawyer to help along.


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