Invalid proofs of Canadian citizenship

Some documents have information about your citizenship, but they don’t prove that you’re a Canadian citizen. These documents include

 Citizenship record letters

If you apply for a search of citizenship records, the record letter you receive is not a valid proof of Canadian citizenship.

 Commemorative certificates

The commemorative certificate that came with your citizenship card is not a valid proof of Canadian citizenship (even though it indicates the date on which you became a Canadian citizen).

 Some birth certificates

Your Canadian birth certificate doesn’t prove your citizenship if when you were born:

We also don’t accept DND 419 birth certificates as proof of citizenship.

If you need a proof of Canadian citizenship

If you’re a Canadian citizen who doesn’t have a valid proof of citizenship, you can apply for a citizenship certificate.

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