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HOW TO CALCULATE PHYSICAL PRESENCE
CIT 0407 (05-2019) E
• To avoid mistakes in your calculation, we recommend using the online Physical Presence Calculator.
• If you cannot use the online Physical Presence Calculator, you must complete this form and include it with your application.
Calculating physical presence of 1095 days within the 5 years immediately before the date you sign your application.
The Citizenship Act requires a person to be physically present in Canada for at least 1095 days during the 5 years immediately before the date of application.
Time spent in Canada before becoming a Permanent Resident (PR) may be used. Each day spent physically in Canada as a temporary resident or protected
person within the last five years, before becoming a permanent resident, will count as one half day, with a maximum of 365 days towards your physical
Temporary resident status includes lawful authorization to enter or remain in Canada as a:
• worker or,
• temporary resident permit holder
A protected person is someone who:
• was found to be in need of protection or a convention refugee by the Immigration and Refugee Board or
• received a positive decision on a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Important notice for former refugee claimants and / or PRRA applicants
• If you were issued work or study permits while your refugee claim and / or Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) was being assessed, these
documents did not grant you Temporary Resident status. You cannot use this period of time in your physical presence calculation.
• If you are claiming time as a Protected Person, the only time allowed is the time from when you received a positive Protected Person decision on your
refugee claim or PRRA application until the day before you became a permanent resident.
You apply for citizenship on April 1, 2018
1. The 5 year eligibility period for calculating your physical presence in Canada is April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2018
2. Any time before April 1, 2013 cannot be counted.
3. Any time from April 1, 2013 up to and including March 31, 2018 that you were NOT physically in Canada cannot be counted.
4. April 1, 2013 can be counted towards this calculation; April 1, 2018 cannot count, because you must meet the requirements the day before you
apply for citizenship.
5. April 1, 2018 cannot be counted, because you must meet the requirements the day before you apply for citizenship.
NOTE: Time spent serving a term of imprisonment, on probation, or on parole may affect your physical presence calculation.
If you think this may apply to you, refer to
Section 1 - Determine your eligibility period
If you need more space to answer a question, attach another sheet of paper.
Enter the date you will sign your application form in Box A
Enter the date 5 years immediately before you will sign your application (what you entered in Box A)
in Box B.
Example: = April 1, 2018 (minus) – 5 years = April 1, 2013. Enter April 1, 2013 in Box B.
Calculate the total number of days between Box B (the date 5 years before signing your application)
and Box A (the date you will sign your application). Enter this number in Box C.
Example: Date in Box B= April 1, 2013 and the Date in Box A = April 1, 2018. Enter 1826 in Box C.
Total number of days