Applications for Grant of Citizenship for Stateless persons Born to a Canadian Parent – Subsection 5(5)

This application includes the following items:

  1. Document Checklist [CIT 0499] (PDF, 301.92KB) 
  2. Application for Grant of Citizenship for Stateless Persons Born to a Canadian Parent— (Subsection 5(5)) [CIT 0497] (PDF, 2.45MB) 
  3. Citizenship Photo Specifications
  4. Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31KB)
  5. Instruction Guide [CIT 0497]


This application is for a person who is and has always been stateless and was born outside Canada to a Canadian parent, and who wishes to acquire Canadian citizenship. Statelessness refers to the condition of an individual who is not recognized as a national by any state under its domestic law.

Note: The Citizenship Act requires a stateless person to reside in Canada 3 years (1095 days) in the 4 years immediately before the date of the application.


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