Application for Canadian Citizenship – Minors

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Important: If your application is incomplete or missing information, we will return it to you. Please make sure you include postal codes for all Canadian and overseas addresses.

This application package includes:

  1. Application for Canadian Citizenship — Minors (including the Document Checklist [Form CIT 0003]  (PDF, 162 KB) February 2013
  2. Citizenship Photo Specifications
  3. Instruction Guide

Use this application if you are applying for citizenship for a child under 18. The child must be a permanent resident of Canada. The child must also have at least one parent who is a Canadian citizen or who will become a citizen at the same time.

Do not use this form to prove a child born outside Canada to a Canadian parent is a Canadian citizen. If your child was born outside Canada and is a Canadian citizen, apply for proof of citizenship (adults and minors). You may also apply for proof of citizenship for a child born in Canada if you do not have a document showing the child has Canadian citizenship.


Read the Instruction Guide to fill out your application forms.

  • Read the Instruction Guide and download the application forms.
  • Fill out, sign and date your application forms.
  • Pay your fees. There are two ways you can pay:
    1. online (preferred option) or
    2. at a financial institution in Canada.

    For option 2:

    • We will need to mail you an original receipt. It may take two to three weeks to arrive.
    • Bring this receipt to pay your fees at the bank or wire service. They will keep one section and give the rest back to you.
    • Send one section with your application and keep the other for your records.
  • Mail your completed application to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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