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CIT 0008 (06-2019) E (DISPONIBLE EN FRANÇAIS - CIT 0008 F)
APPLICATION FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP UNDER SUBSECTION 5(2)
MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE)
Send the following documents with your application. Check 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.
Application for Canadian Citizenship - Minors (CIT 0003), fully completed, signed and dated. See section "Step 2. Complete the Application" in the
instruction guide to know how to complete the form.
Photocopy of two (2) pieces of your child's personal identification, one of which must have a photo on it. If there is information on both sides of your
child's personal identification documents, provide a photocopy of both sides. See section "Step 1. Gather Documents" in the instruction guide for
Note: You cannot use your child's permanent resident card as identification.
Two (2) citizenship photos. See the Citizenship Photograph Specifications page.
Photocopy of your child's birth certificate or Adoption order. See section "Step 1. Gather Documents" in the instruction guide.
Fees. Copy of the receipt showing the amount paid. See section "Step 3. Pay the Fees" in the instruction guide for the acceptable methods of
If this applies to you:
Photocopy of the parent's proof of Canadian citizenship, if applicable. See section "Step 1. Gather Documents" in the instruction guide for examples.
Photocopy of legal documentation proving guardianship, if a legal guardian is applying on behalf of the child. See section "Step 1. Gather
Documents" in the instruction guide.
Translation of any documents that are not in English or French and an affidavit from the translator. See section "Step 1. Gather Documents" in the
Date of birth correction or a name change: see section "Step 1. Gather Documents" in the instruction guide to know which documents to include.
Completed Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476). See section “Step 2. Complete the application” in the instruction guide
Original police certificates or clearances from each country or territory where your child was present for a total of 183 days or more while 14 years of
age and over in the four (4) years immediately before the date of your child's application. If you are unable to obtain a police certificate for your child,
provide an explanation in the space provided in question 9 on the application form. Consult How to get a police certificate (police check) for specific and
up-to-date information on how to obtain police certificates from any country or territory.
Request form for Change of Sex or Gender Identifier
Mail your child's fully completed application form and all required documents to:
By regular mail: By courier:
Case Processing Centre - Sydney Case Processing Centre - Sydney
Box 7000 49 Dorchester Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6V6 B1P 5Z2
(Include this completed Document Checklist with your application package.)
Photocopies of biographical pages of passports and/or travel documents. If these documents are not in your possession, provide an explanation
in the space provided in question 9 on the application form. See section "Step 1. Gather Documents" in the instruction guide.
Note: If your passport validity was extended, include a photocopy of the page(s) containing the extension stamp(s).