Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Citizenship Certificate

The Citizenship certificate is a legal status document, not an identity document or a travel document. Unlike the plastic card, the new certificate will not contain a photo. The citizenship certificate’s sole purpose is to prove Canadian citizenship. The new certificate will contain a unique number and basic information about its holder, such as names, date of birth and gender. This will allow other government departments to validate citizenship information via an electronic validation system, reducing the possibility of citizenship fraud.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Phone: Toll Free: 1-888-242-2100


Canadian citizen


Visit website. Mail completed application and all supporting documents to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Case Processing Centre — Proof, P.O. Box 10000, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 7C1.


Service - $75 per person;


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Federal Government