Citizenship: COVID-19 Program Delivery
Citizenship ceremonies and knowledge test cancelled
Canada is temporarily cancelling all citizenship ceremonies, as well as knowledge testing and retesting events.
These events will be rescheduled «in the near future» but IRCC has not given a date as to when they will reopen.
Those who are affected by cancellations will be provided with a new date and time in the coming weeks.
IRCC will consider urgent processing on a case by case basis. Those who feel their case is urgent can contact the immigration department at IRCC.Rescheduling-RVreporteCOVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca.
IRCC will also reschedule missed appointments for citizenship-related appointments such as interviews, hearings, oath ceremonies, as well as knowledge tests and retests. Once applicants notify IRCC that they have returned to Canada the responsible office has been instructed to ensure that they are rescheduled within a reasonable time frame so as to not delay processing times. Applicants will receive a new notice to appear that will be treated as their first notice.
Officers will provide applicants an additional 45 days upon their return to Canada to comply with requests for Medical Opinion forms.
It is also important to note that applicants must still meet the physical presence requirements as per the normal procedure. Extra days spent in China, Iran or South Korea will not count as days in Canada.