Search of citizenship records: overview

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

Any person can apply for a search of records to confirm their citizenship status according to CIC records.

People born in Canada and who never applied for a citizenship certificate should contact the Vital Statistics department of their province or territory of birth.

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