Application for a citizenship certificate under Section 3

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Important: If your application is incomplete or missing information, it will be returned to you.

This application includes the following items:

  1. Application for a Citizenship Certificate (including the Document Checklist) [Form CIT 0001]  (PDF, 1.9 MB)  June 2014
  2. Citizenship Photo Specifications
  3. Fees Receipt
    You have two options to obtain a fees receipt:
    1. Pay your fees online.
    2. Pay your fees at a financial institution in Canada.
      You will need an original fee receipt
  4. Instruction Guide [CIT 0001]

This application is for Canadian citizens residing inside or outside Canada who wish to apply for a citizenship certificate as proof of Canadian citizenship. The documents that must be submitted with your application depend on whether you apply for a replacement of a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed certificate or if you apply for a certificate for the first time.

In Canada and the United States.

Outside Canada and the United States. Contact the nearest Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate.

Find out if you are eligible

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