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DOCUMENT CHECKLIST
APPLICATION FOR A CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE (PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP)
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Send the following documents with your application. each box once you enclose the item.
Failure to provide a fully completed application form or the necessary documents will result in the return of your application. If you
are sending more than one application (for example, family members), and one of the applications is incomplete, all the
applications will be returned to you.
If you are applying using the paper application, provide clear and legible, high quality, colour copies of your documents.
If you are using the online application, you must upload high resolution, colour digital or scanned images of your documents.
Note: This Document Checklist must be included in the envelope with all paper applications that are submitted by mail. If you are completing
your application online the system will create an electronic Document Checklist that is personalized for you. You may still use this one for
reference.
Note: You must provide an English or French translation of all documents that are in another language, and an affidavit from the
person who completed the translation.
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Mailing Address
If you are submitting a paper application, include this completed Document Checklist with your application package and mail your
completed application package to the appropriate address below.
I live inside Canada or the United States
By Regular Mail:
Case Processing Centre - Sydney-Proofs
Box 10000
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 7C1
By Courier:
Case Processing Centre - Sydney-Proofs
49 Dorchester Street Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 5Z2
I live outside of Canada and the United States
See section "Step 4" in the instruction guide.
Documents required from all applicants
DO NOT SUBMIT ORIGINALS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED AS DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED WILL
NOT BE RETURNED.
PAPER
FORMAT
ONLINE
FORMAT
Application Form
Application for a Citizenship Certificate (CIT 0001), completed, signed and dated. Refer to Step 2
in the instruction guide when completing the application form.
Original Online form
Photos
Citizenship photograph(s). Refer to “Step 1”, Photographs section, in the instruction guide.
Originals, two
(2)
Digital colour
image
Identity documents
Two (2) pieces of personal identification, such as a passport, a driver's license, or a health
insurance card, one of which must have your photo on it. Refer to “Step 1”, Acceptable identity
documents section, in the instruction guide.
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
Applicable fees
Proof of payment. Refer to “Step 3” in the instruction guide. Original Not Applicable
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Documents required from some applicants
You must include the forms below, if applicable
Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) form, completed, signed and dated. Refer to “Step 2” in the
instruction guide.
Original
Scanned colour
image or PDF
Statutory Declaration - Request for a Change of Sex or Gender form, completed, signed and dated. Original
Scanned colour
image or PDF
Proof of legal change of name, such as a provincial/territorial Legal Change of Name document,
marriage certificate, court order, adoption order, divorce decree, etc., or foreign equivalent of such
documents. Refer to “Appendix C: Name change” in the instruction guide.
Colour copy Not applicable
Required Additional Documents
Identify the scenario below that best describes your situation and provide the supporting documents listed.
Note: As set out in the Citizenship Act and the Citizenship Regulations, No. 2, we may ask you for further information or documents when
processing your application.
SCENARIO 1.
You were previously issued a:
Canadian citizenship certificate, or
Canadian naturalization certificate (you were granted Canadian citizenship), or
Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad (RBA), or
Certificate of Retention of Canadian Citizenship, or
British naturalization certificate issued in Canada or in Newfoundland and Labrador
Please provide:
all original citizenship/naturalization certificates (including any pink transmission copies), if
applicable to you
Original
Scanned colour
image
your Registration of Birth Abroad certificate (RBA document, issued prior to February 15, 1977), if
applicable to you
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
your Retention of Canadian Citizenship certificate, if applicable to you
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
SCENARIO 2.
Paper applications only
You were born in Canada and you have never had a citizenship certificate.
Please provide:
your Canadian birth certificate, issued by the appropriate provincial/territorial authority in Canada Colour copy Not applicable
proof of other nationalities acquired by you and your Canadian parent before February 15, 1977, if
applicable to you
Colour copy Not applicable
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SCENARIO 3.
You (or the minor you are applying for) was born outside Canada to a Canadian parent, and never had a:
Canadian citizenship certificate, or
Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad (RBA), or
Certificate of Retention of Canadian Citizenship.
Please provide:
your country specific birth certificate displaying the name of your Canadian parent(s), issued by
the appropriate government authority in the country where you were born.
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
proof that at least one of your parents (legal parent at birth or biological parent) is a Canadian
citizen, such as:
parent's provincial/territorial birth certificate, or
parent's Canadian citizenship/naturalization certificate, or
parent's Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad (RBA) or Certificate of Retention of
Canadian Citizenship
parent's British naturalization certificate, issued in Canada or Newfoundland and Labrador
any other evidence that your parent is a Canadian citizen, such as those described in
Scenarios 4 and 5 below
Colour copy Scanned colour
image
proof of other nationalities acquired by you and your Canadian parent before February 15, 1977, if
applicable to you
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
If your Canadian parent is NOT listed on your country specific birth certificate OR you want to provide supporting documents with
your application, also provide:
birth records and documents confirming the name(s) of your Canadian parent(s) at the time of your
birth (ex. pre-birth orders, court orders, surrogacy agreements, hospital records, etc.)
NOTE: adoption orders are not relevant to this scenario.
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
an explanation why your Canadian parent (legal parent at birth or biological parent) is not listed on
your country specific birth certificate.
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
an explanation why your country specific birth certificate was changed, replaced or you aren’t sure
and you didn’t have enough space in section 6.
Colour copy
Scanned colour
image
Note: On April 17, 2009, the Citizenship Act was amended to include a first generation limit on claims of citizenship by descent through a
Canadian parent. If this is your first application for a citizenship certificate, and you were born outside Canada in the second or subsequent
generation, this limitation may apply to you, even if you provide the documents specified in Scenario 3. For more information, refer to the
Amendments to the Citizenship Act section of the Instruction Guide.
SCENARIO 4.
Paper applications only
You were a British Subject, you have never been issued a Canadian citizenship certificate, and you:
lived in Canada for five years before January 1, 1947 as a landed immigrant (permanent resident), or
lived in Canada for at least 20 years before January 1, 1947, or
had your ordinary place of residence in Canada on January 1, 1947, or
lived in Newfoundland and Labrador for five years immediately before April 1, 1949, or
lived in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least 20 years before April 1, 1949, or
had your ordinary place of residence in Newfoundland and Labrador on April 1, 1949
Please provide:
your long form birth certificate, issued by the appropriate government authority in the country where
you were born
Colour copy Not applicable
proof of acquisition of British subject status, such as your birth certificate or a British naturalization
certificate
Colour copy Not applicable
proof of your landed immigrant (LI) status in Canada, such as a copy of your immigration document
or the stamped page from the passport used when you entered Canada, if applicable to you
Colour copy Not applicable
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proof of your period of residence in Canada before January 1, 1947, OR in Newfoundland and
Labrador before April 1, 1949
Colour copy Not applicable
If you are/were a British subject woman who married before January 1, 1947, please also provide:
your marriage certificate Colour copy Not applicable
information about your husband's nationality (or nationalities) before January 1, 1947, such as:
• his birth certificate
• his citizenship/naturalization certificates (British or foreign)
• any other proof of his citizenship/immigration status in Canada or another country, such as
immigration documents, visas, passports, etc.
Colour copy Not applicable
SCENARIO 5.
Paper applications only
You are a woman and:
• before January 1, 1947, you married a man who was born, or had been naturalized British, in Canada, or
• before April 1, 1949, you married a man who was born, or had been naturalized British, in Newfoundland and Labrador, or
• before January 1, 1947, you lost your British subject status upon or during marriage.
Please provide:
your long form birth certificate, issued by the appropriate government authority in the country where
you were born
Colour copy Not applicable
your marriage certificate Colour copy Not applicable
information about your husband's nationality (or nationalities) upon or during your marriage, such
as:
his birth certificate
his citizenship/naturalization certificates (British or foreign)
any other proof of his citizenship/immigration status in Canada or another country, such as
immigration documents, visas, passports, etc.
Colour copy Not applicable
proof of acquisition of British subject status, such as your birth certificate or a British naturalization
certificate, if applicable to you
Colour copy Not applicable
proof of your landed immigrant (LI) status in Canada, such as a copy of your immigration document
or the stamped page from the passport used when you entered Canada, if applicable to you
Colour copy Not applicable
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