Functional guidance on citizenship: Table of contents

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.



Acquisition and loss

Ceremonies and promotion


Working with ceremony officials, partners, and guests

Orientation, notifications, and timelines for citizenship ceremonies


General file processing

Fees and refunds for citizenship services

Applicant's identity for citizenship purposes

Search of citizenship records

Managing citizenship records and certificates

Citizenship decision-making

Accompanying persons and interpreters

Citizenship: Judicial review and appeals


Granting citizenship

Residence/physical presence

Calculating residence/physical presence

Verifying permanent resident status


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