Get proof of citizenship

What you need to prove your Canadian citizenship, how to apply and how to search existing Canadian citizenship records.

Find out if you need a citizenship certificate

Reasons to apply for proof of citizenship and requirements for people born in Canada and outside Canada

Apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate

How to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Check processing times

How long it takes to process your application

Find out what to do after you apply

How to withdraw or check the status of your application

Documents accepted as proof of citizenship

Canadian citizenship certificate, citizenship card and commemorative certificate, as well as a list of other documents accepted as proof

Apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate urgently

How to submit an urgent request and how to manage your current application if you need urgent processing

Search existing Canadian citizenship records

How to apply, forms and fees

Questions about citizenship?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian citizenship.

Already a citizen?

Answer a few questions to see if you may already be a Canadian citizen

Travelling abroad

Find information and tips on destinations, travel documents, travel health, returning to Canada and more.

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