Proof and certificates of citizenship

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

A certificate of citizenship may be issued to a Canadian citizen who:

  • Has never had a certificate;
  • Wants to update a certificate;
  • Wants to replace a damaged, lost, destroyed, or stolen certificate.

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