Apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate: About the process

Floods in British Columbia

If you’re directly affected by the floods, you may be able to get

  • free replacement of documents that are lost, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible due to the floods
  • urgent processing and a refund for an application you’ve submitted because of the floods

Find out how to apply


Proof of citizenship (citizenship certificate): $75

Updating the certificate with your reclaimed Indigenous name:
$0 (until May 30, 2026)

Processing time

15 months ?

Applications outside Canada and the United States may take longer.

We stopped issuing citizenship cards

We no longer give out citizenship cards – archived or the commemorative certificates that came with them. If you apply to update or replace your citizenship card, we will send you a citizenship certificate.

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