Get proof of citizenship

What you need to prove your Canadian citizenship, how to apply and how to search existing Canadian citizenship records.

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Apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate

How to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Documents accepted as proof of citizenship

Canadian citizenship certificate, citizenship card and commemorative certificate, and other acceptable documents

Search existing Canadian citizenship records

How to apply, forms and fees

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