Establishing names on the citizenship certificate
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Note: Certificates issued before January 15, 1996, may show two names. As of January 15, 1996, certificates show one full name only.
Refer to the following procedures on how a citizenship candidate’s name should appear on a citizenship certificate:
Background procedural information
Refer to the following information on how a citizenship candidate’s name should appear on a citizenship certificate prior to January 1, 2013:
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