Search of citizenship records: About the process


Search of Citizenship Records: $75

Processing time

10 months ?

What you can search for

You can request a search of citizenship records to confirm citizenship and naturalization information.

  • The request can be for yourself or another person.
  • If you’re requesting information about another person, you need that person’s consent unless they’re deceased.

You must give a valid reason for the search, such as to:

  • check the date a person was granted Canadian citizenship (naturalized)
  • confirm the status of Canadian citizenship to an employer or Canadian/provincial/foreign government
  • renew a foreign passport (to prove that a person isn’t a Canadian citizen)
  • learn about your ancestors or family members (genealogical research)
  • apply for pension

You cannot use the record letter as proof of citizenship. To get proof of citizenship, you need to apply for a citizenship certificate.

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