Do I need to pay someone to represent me on my citizenship application?
No. A representative can be paid or not. If your representative is paid, they must be a member in good standing of:
- a law society of a province or territory (this category includes paralegals and students-at-law, if they act under the supervision of a lawyer or a notary in Quebec),
- the Chambre des notaires du Québec or
- the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC).
You can find out whether a representative is licensed or able to provide immigration or citizenship advice if you know which organization they belong to.
If your representative is not paid, they can be a friend, a family member, a person from a religious or non-governmental organization, or anyone else.
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