Video oath ceremony (virtual citizenship ceremony)
For approved applications to become a Canadian citizen, we’ll invite most applicants to a video oath ceremony (virtual citizenship ceremony).
Wait for your video oath ceremony invitation
The invitation will give you details such as
- the time and date of your ceremony
- how to reschedule your ceremony
- what to bring to the ceremony
If you want to change the format of your ceremony (for example, from virtual to in-person), you can reply to the invitation.
Check your application status regularly. If the “Citizenship ceremony” section of the citizenship status tracker has an “In progress” status, it means we
- are in the process of scheduling your ceremony
- will send you the invitation at least 1 week before the ceremony date
How we’ll invite you
We’ll contact the email address or phone number you gave in your application. If your contact information changed, tell us using our web form.
If you provided an email address in your application, we’ll email you the invitation.
To avoid missing our emails
- add email addresses ending in “@cic.gc.ca” to your email’s safe sender list
- check your junk or spam folder regularly if you don’t see our message
Our agent will call you if we don’t have your email address. Our call may show up as
- an “Unknown caller” in your caller ID
- a number from outside of Canada
Answer your phone when you see these numbers so you don’t miss our calls.
After you respond to the phone call, we’ll send you the invitation by mail.
You need to be in Canada to take the Oath of Citizenship. If you get your invitation while you’re outside Canada, reply to the invitation email to explain your situation in detail.
In your email
- put “Outside Canada – Oath of Citizenship” in the subject line
- In the body of your message, include
- your full name
- your application number
- a detailed explanation of your situation
We’ll contact you with your next steps after we receive your email.
How to attend the video oath ceremony
You’ll attend the video oath ceremony via a Zoom videoconference call. We’ll explain how to set up Zoom in your ceremony invitation.
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