Proof of birth

Acceptable proof of birth can be a photocopy of any of the following documents, on which the child’s family name, given name and date of birth appear:

  • a birth certificate
  • a birth registration form certified by the registrar of a province or territory
  • the hospital record of birth
  • the record of the attending physician at the birth
  • the record of the attending nurse or midwife at the birth
  • a record of landing or permanent resident card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • a notice of decision or temporary resident permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • a passport
  • a citizenship certificate
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