Application for Canadian Citizenship – Minors

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New requirements for Canadian citizenship took effect June 11, 2015

Beginning on June 11, 2015, CIC will only accept the new application forms. Applications that were received on or after June 11, 2015 that do not use the latest version of the application will be considered incomplete and will be returned. Incomplete applications that were returned prior to June 11, 2015 must be resubmitted using the new application forms.

Find out more about the changes to the Citizenship Act and strengthening the rules around access to citizenship.

This application package includes:

  1. Application for Canadian Citizenship — Minors (including the Document Checklist [CIT 0003] June 2015
  2. Citizenship Photo Specifications
  3. Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] June 2015
  4. 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.

In addition, Citizenship applicants 14 years of age or older on the date of the signatures on the application must:

  • be able to understand and speak basic English or French, and
  • know about Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship

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.

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