Proof Of Canadian Citizenship

Proof the Canadian citizenship to get the passport of Canada

It is mandatory to show the proof that you are a citizen of Canada if you want to apply for the passport. If you cannot provide with the proof that you are a Canadian citizen, then the authority will reject your application. And if you are eligible for renewal of your passport, you don’t have to prove the citizenship.

Here is the process to prove that you are a citizen of Canada so that you can apply for the passport:

If you are born in Canada, the proofs you need are:

  1. A birth certificate
  • It can be either of long form or short form.
  • It must be issued by the province or territory, where you were born.
  1. Certificate of citizenship
  • The immigration, refugees and the Citizenship Canada (IRCC) must issue the certificate of citizenship.
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If you are someone who is born outside of Canada

Well, if you are born outside Canada, you have to show the proof, which is issued by IRCC. Some of the documents, which you can show are:

  • Certificate of citizenship.
  • Certificate of naturalization.
  • Certificate of the registration of birth abroad.
  • Certificate of retention of Canadian citizenship.

There are certain provinces, which have different documents, which is also accepted by the authority as a proof of Canadian citizenship such as:

  1. British Columbia: Documentary evidence of Citizenship that comprises of the true copy of a registration document, which must be issued by:
  • The province of British Columbia.
  • Where the name of the bearer is more than 30 characters for the surname or 30 characters for the given name.
  1. New Brunswick: A certified extract of the registration document is issued by the province of New Brunswick. And the name of the bearer is more than 39 characters for the surname and more than 30 for the given name.
  2. Northwest territories– A certificate of the registration of birth must be issued by the Northwest Territories. There is more than 30 characters in the surname of the bearer and 38 characters for the given name.
  3. Ontario– A certified copy of the birth registration, which is issued by the Province of Ontario.