1.1.1. Due Diligence background checks are typically completed within ninety (90) days from the date the Economic Citizenship Unit issues the application acceptance letter. Please note that on occasion the Due Diligence check can take longer than ninety (90) days.
1.1.2. Once an application is "approved in principal" and the government requirements are met the citizenship certificate(s) will be processed. Processing time is typically Three (3) to five (5) weeks.
1.1.3. Once the citizenship certificates are signed and released to us the passport processing time is typically three (3) business days.
Supporting Documents - this list can vary depending on the individual circumstances.
1.2.1. Government Application Form C1 - personal data and declaration.
1.2.2. Government Application Form C2 - Photograph and Signature Certificate - each applicant over the age of 8 would sign this form before an attorney/ notary etc.
1.2.3. Government Application Form C3 - Medical Certificate including original results of an HIV test (an HIV test is required for all persons over the age of eight (8) that are applying for citizenship). The HIV test results must not be older than 3 months.
1.2.4. Government Application Form C4 - Government Escrow agreement for SIDF donations only.
1.2.5. Legalized copy of current passport(s) showing name, photo, citizenship/nationality, date and place of issue, expiry date, passport number and issuing country.
1.2.6. Legalized copy of any current residence visas (if applicable).
1.2.7. Two (2) Legalized copies of a Marriage or Divorce certificate where applicable.
1.2.8. Eight original passport-size photos taken within the past 6 months. These photographs should be printed on glossy paper and taken of the full face, without a hat on a neutral solid background (white background, ears must be visible and no smiling). Black and white photographs are NOT acceptable. The size of the photographs need to be 1.77" x 1.38" (45mm x 35mm). The recommender is also required to endorse the reverse side of one copy of the photographs with the words: "I certify that this is a true likeness of the applicant (applicant's name)".
1.2.9. Two (2) original excerpts of full birth record or Legalized copies of full birth certificate (i.e. a birth document that also includes your parent's details, or household register, family book etc.).
1.2.10. Original police certificate(s) from country of citizenship/birth (unless you can provide satisfactory evidence that you have never lived there) and from any country where you have lived more than 1 year over the past 10 years. Police certificates must be less than six months old at the time you lodge your application (for each applicant age 16 and over).
1.2.11. Signed and completed passport application(s) - I have attached a clean copy of this application along with sample templates for a child/adult applicant.
1.2.12. Original copy of two (2) separate utility bills, a bank statement or a credit card bill verifying residential address (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.13. One original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months (for main applicants only). This letter should state that the applicant has conducted his/her accounts in a satisfactory condition. The applicant must have been banking with the institution for a period of more than two (2) years and this needs to be stated in the reference letter (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.14. One original professional reference (e.g. from an attorney, notary public, chartered accountant or other professional of similar standing), not older than 6 months. This letter should state that the applicant has maintained his/her relationship in a satisfactory way with the Professional Referee. The applicant must have been conducting business with the Referee for a period of more than two (2) years and this also needs to be stated in the letter (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.15. Any supporting financial statements showing income/investments as proof of source of funds (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.16. Personal resume - where applicable (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.17. Job letter from a senior company officer stating that the applicant is working for the company and the duration of work history (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.18. Executed CLIENT Agent Service Agreement (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.19. Simple Power of Attorney (POA) in order to collect citizenship documents etc (main applicant ONLY).
1.2.20. For dependent children between the ages of 18-25 the following additional documents are required.
1.2.21. Original school letter confirming that they are enrolled in a fulltime program.
1.2.22 Sworn Affidavit by the main applicant confirming full financial support of the child.