What Happens If One Fails The Written Citizenship Test

If you fail to pass the test but meet the other requirements of the citizenship criteria, we can provide you with a second chance to do the test. It will in most instances, take place after four to eight months after you do the first test. However, the delay may take longer. If you don’t have the time to take the test on the particular date, you should ensure you inform us.

If you fail to pass the second test, we'll send you another notice which will tell you to appear for another hearing with the citizenship officer. During the interview, the official will examine whether you meet the requirements of getting citizenship. During the face-to-face meeting, the officer may ask you whether;

Have enough knowledge about Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of being a citizen;

Ask you questions about your Canada residency and if you have enough knowledge of the French or English language.

If you' re required to attend an interview, but you applied to become a Canadian citizen along with your family through sending applications with one envelope, the application will be processed differently with that of your family unless you need them to be prepared together.