The file for Canadian citizenship was sent

Phew…

Sper ca acesta este ultimul pas pe care trebuie sa il fac ca sa fac parte din aceasta minunata tara.

Astazi am trimis dosarul.

Sunt super entuziasmata!

Completarea chestionarului a fost foarte usoara. Mi-a luat aprope patru ore, daca iau in calcul intalnirea cu o persoana de la “Asociatia Nou Venitilor” si timpul care mi-a luat sa fac pozele.

Celelalte dosare au luat cel putin doua saptamani sa fie completate.

Tot ce am facut a fost sa:

  1. Iau testul IELTS inainte sa adun toate hartiile pentru dosarul de cetatenie. Chiar trebuie sa faci asta dar iti trebuie doar nota 4 (din 9). Eu am luat 7. 5. Am scris un articol despre asta. De asemenea, am 5 recomandari pe care ti le dau in caz ca vrei sa aplici pentru cetatenia canadiana, aici.

  2. Apoi am descarcat documentele care imi trebuiau, aici. Daca nu stii cum sa completezi formularele, atunci iti recomand sa te interesezi daca exista vreo asociatie care ajuta imigrantii. Sunt absolut sigura ca ar fi bucurosi sa te ajute si sa te ghideze.

  3. Eu am avut de completat doar un formular. Prefer sa le completez pe laptop dar poti sa le printezi si sa le complezi de mana, cu un pix albastru.

  4. Daca te uiti la lista de lucruri de care ai nevoie pentru acest dosar, o sa vezi ca ai nevoie de cateva copii dupa actele tale de identitate care au poza ta si numele tau pe ele. Eu am folosit carnetul de conducere si pasaportul. Am avut un pasaport mai vechi si am facut copii si dupa acesta.

  5. Am platit 630 dolari canadieni si am printat chitanta. Trebuie sa o adaugi la dosar.

  6. Am facut cateva poze asa cum ei sugereaza pe website-ul lor. Asigura-te ca fotograful stie cum sa faca poze care urmareste ghidul de mai sus.

  7. M-am dus binisor la posta si am trimis dosarul intr-un plic cu numar de urmarire.

Nu sunt absolut sigura care este pasul urmator, dar cred ca trebuie sa astept sa fie programata pentru examenul de cetatenie si mai apoi pentru interviu.

Pasul final ar fi sa merg la ceremonia de cetatenie si abia atunci o sa devin un cetatean canadian.

Stiai ca poti sa o dubla cetatenie?

ENGLISH VERSION

Phew…

I am really hoping this will be the last step I have to make to be part of this beautiful country.

Today I sent the file.

I am so excited!

Filing the form for this process was really easy. It took me about four hours, if I count meeting with somebody from Newcomers Association and the time I took to take the pictures.

All the other processes took at least a two weeks to get all the papers together.

All I did was to :

  1. Take the IELTS before I gather the papers for the citizenship file. This is a must and you have to get a band 4. I got a 7.5. See my other article about the IELT test. I also have 5 tips I would give you if you are planning to take the test.

  1. Then I went here to download the files I needed. If you do not know how to fill the forms, look for a newcomers association in your area. They will be more than happy to help and guide you.

  2. Fill just one short form. I prefer filling the forms on my computer, but you can print it and fill it by hand.

  3. I looked at the document check list and they say that they want some copies of an id with picture and name on it. I used my driving licence and my passport. I had an older passport so I included it as well.

  4. I paid the 630 canadian dollars and printed the receipts. The receipt must be added to the file.

  5. I took the photos needed (see the specific instructions) . Make sure the photographer actually knows how to take photos for this specific purpose.

  6. I went to the post office and sent the document in a envelope with a tracking number.

I am not sure what the next step is, but I think I will be waiting to be scheduled for the citizenship exam and then for the interview.

The final step would be the citizenship ceremony when I will become a Canadian citizen.

Did you know that you can have a double citizenship if you are Romanian?