Application for a citizenship certificate (adults and minors)

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

This application includes the following items:

  1. Document Checklist (CIT 0014)
  2. Application for a Citizenship Certificate (adults and minors) [CIT 0001] April 2016
  3. Citizenship Photo Specifications
  4. Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] September 2015
  5. 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. For minors (under 18 years old), please refer to the parental consent policy. If you are applying for a minor, remember that the questions apply to the minor.

We have stopped issuing citizenship cards

As of February 1, 2012, the citizenship certificate replaced the plastic wallet sized citizenship card as proof of citizenship. We no longer give out citizenship cards or the commemorative certificates that came with them. If you apply to update or replace your citizenship card, we will send you a citizenship certificate.

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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