I want to replace or update my citizenship certificate. What do I do with my current certificate?
You can only have 1 valid citizenship certificate. Your next steps depend on the type of certificate you have.
If you have an electronic certificate (e-certificate)
When you submit your application to replace or update your certificate
- delete or destroy all printed and digital copies of your e-certificate
- do not download another copy of your e-certificate until we make a decision on your application
If you have a paper citizenship certificate or citizenship card
When you apply for a certificate, you must return
- all original
- paper citizenship certificates
- citizenship cards
- naturalization certificates
- any pink transmission copies you have
If you find an old certificate after you get a new one, send it to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
If you don’t return them, it will delay the processing of your application.
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