Proof of Citizenship

A Canadian birth certificate or a certificate of Canadian citizenship constitutes proof that you are a Canadian citizen. Photocopies or certified photocopies of these documents
are not acceptable.

A previous Canadian passport is not proof of Canadian citizenship.

Please note that a Canadian birth certificate or a Canadian citizenship card is not valid as supporting ID for section 5 of the application. Please review the information in the Supporting Documents section of our website.

For Canadian citizens born in the province of Quebec, please be advised that only a birth certificate issued after January 1, 1994 by the Registrar of Civil Status in the province of Québec will be accepted.

For information on replacing your birth certificate, please contact the Vital Statistics office of the province in which you were born.

For information on Certificates of Canadian Citizenship, please review the information in the Citizenship section of our website.