In June 2017, the Canadian government got rid of the clause that only allows 18 and older to apply for citizenship in its Citizenship Act. And now, the government reduced the application fees from $530 to only CAD 100 for minors apply for citizenship. Ahmed Hussen, Immigration Minister of Canada, announced the good news on February 20, 2018. Minors whose parents are applying at the same time or are Canadian citizens already are also eligible for these fees. Removing the 18+ rule allows minors who’ve raised in foster care or welfare care to apply for citizenship if they fulfill all other criteria. Those minors, who paid the fees before June 2017, will be contacted to give them a refund of $430. The government is planning to complete all refunds in 12 weeks starting February 14, 2018. However, one must know that the criteria are a little different for minors with citizen parents and minors who are applying alone.
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