Apply for proof of citizenship: How to apply

Applying for a minor

For minors (under 18 years old), refer to our policy on parental consent. If you're applying for a minor, remember that the questions apply to the minor.

Get the application package

The package includes the instruction guide, forms and document checklist.

You must

  • download and print the checklist and the forms
  • fill out all the forms
  • include all documents listed in the document checklist

If your documents aren’t in English or French, you’ll need:

  • colour copies that are clear and easy-to-read
  • a translation of the documents
  • a sworn statement (affidavit) from the person who did the translation (we don’t accept translations by family members)

Get the application package

Apply for proof of citizenship urgently

Processing times show how long it takes us to process applications for a citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship). We can process applications faster in special cases.

Apply for proof of citizenship urgently

Pay the application fee

You can pay your fee online. Other ways of paying your fee may be available depending on where you are applying from.

If you’re submitting more than one application at the same time, you can pay all the fees together.

You can’t get a refund once we start processing your application.

The instruction guide in your application package can help you understand which fees apply to you and show you how to pay them.

Submit the application

Select the country/territory you will be applying from to find out where to submit your application. You can choose your country of nationality or the country/territory where you have been legally admitted:

Request urgent processing

Processing times show how long it takes us to process applications for proof of citizenship (citizenship certificate). We can process applications faster in special cases.

When and how to request urgent processing for proof of citizenship

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