My son is less than 14 yrs old and he is not required to attend the Oath ceremony for citizenship. I have a question that does he need to be physically present in Canada while I will be attending the Oath ceremony? He is travelling with his father in the next 6 months.
In citizenship grant applications, if the minor meets all the requirements for citizenship, the final requirement is to take the oath of citizenship to become a Canadian citizen. As per IRCC, Minors aged 14 or over will receive a Notice to Appear with the location and time to attend a citizenship ceremony and take the oath of citizenship before a citizenship judge or presiding official. Once the oath is taken, you will receive the minor’s certificate of Canadian citizenship.
Minors under 14 years of age are not required to take the oath of citizenship at a ceremony. However, minors are welcome to attend a citizenship ceremony. If you would like them to attend a ceremony, please check “yes” box in Question 11 on the application. If your child does not attend the oath ceremony, the certificate of Canadian citizenship is mailed to the parent/guardian.