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Section 5 - Are you requesting a change to the personal details you have provided above?
In this section you can request a change to the personal details that appear on your previous citizenship certificate or, if this will be your first
certificate, the personal details that appear on your birth certificate.
If you want to change your name(s) or your date of birth or your gender, please check the 'Yes' response. Otherwise, check the 'No'
response and proceed to section 6.
If you check 'Yes', you'll need to check the box that describes your change of personal details request, and then enter the requested
information in the spaces provided.
Request for a different name: If you want a name that is different from the name(s) you provided in section 3, or section
4 if this is your first certificate, enter the requested surname/last name and given name(s) in the spaces provided. Include
the required supporting documents with your application. Refer to Appendix C: Name Change of the instruction guide
find out which documents you need.
Request for a different date of birth: If you want a date of birth that is different from the date of birth you provided in
section 3, or section 4 if this is your first certificate, enter the requested date of birth in the space provided. Include the
required supporting documents with your application. Refer to Appendix D: Date of Birth Correction of the instruction guide
to find out which documents you need.
Request for different gender: If you want a different gender to appear on your citizenship certificate, check the requested
gender (F Female, M Male, X Another Gender). Refer to Request form for a Change of Sex or Gender form.
Section 6 - Details about your birth certificate (or the minor you are applying for)
Explain why your birth certificate was changed or replaced, or provide reasons why you don’t know.
Provide an explanation letter if you need more space.
Section 7 - Tell us about your parents
Important Information: We collect information about your parents and your grandparents because it helps us accurately determine what
section of the Citizenship Act describes your claim to citizenship. If you are claiming citizenship by descent through a parent, complete
information will help us search for citizenship records.
It is important that you provide the fullest and most accurate information about your parents and grandparents. If we don't have enough
information about your parents, your application may be delayed or we may not be able to assess your claim.
If you do not know the information requested on the form, enter 'unknown'. If the information requested does not apply, enter 'not
applicable' or 'NA'.
In the following section, you need to answer each question for Parent 1 (first column) and for Parent 2 (second column).
Reminder: If you are filling out this application for your minor child, then you are the parent referred to in this section.
Parent's personal information
Please provide full and accurate information about your parents: names, date of birth, country or territory of birth, other names, and
date and place of marriage. If you do not know the information requested on the form, enter 'unknown' in the spaces provided. If it
does not apply to your parents, enter 'not applicable' or 'NA'.
If your parent was born in Canada, please provide the registration number found on their Canadian birth certificate.
Note: Canadian birth certificates include two numbers: a certificate number and a registration number. For the purpose of this application,
please make sure to provide the registration number.
7A - Relationship to you
Select ONE option:
“biological parent” (means you have a genetic or gestational connection to that parent)
select “biological parent” if your parent is both your biological AND legal parent at birth, or
your parent has a biological connection to you and they are NOT listed on your birth certificate but you have birth records
and documents that recognize your parent(s).
(ex. pre-birth orders, court orders, surrogacy agreements, hospital records, etc.)
Note: After submitting your application, IRCC might request a DNA test to confirm parentage. IRCC will also provide a list
of accredited laboratories to complete the DNA test. In these cases, DNA results must have an accuracy of 99.8% or
“adoptive parent” (means that you were legally adopted after you were born)