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First Time Applicant - Applying for a Citizenship Certificate for a Newborn 

Please submit:

  1. Completed Application for a Citizenship Certificate PDF* (685 KB)
  2. Original birth certificate in English or in French, which lists child's and parents’ complete names.  The birth certificate must be issued by the office of the Registrar of Births.
  3. Original proof (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian citizenship card) confirming that one or both parents were Canadian citizens at the time of the child’s birth;
  4. If available, the original marriage certificate of the parents;
  5. Hospital delivery records (if applicable) and pre-natal documents such as ultrasound reports and record of mother’s consultations with the medical practitioner for the duration of the pregnancy;
  6. Parent(s) Canadian passport showing the relevant entry and exit visa stamps at the time of the child’s conception (For parents who are normally resident outside India);
  7. Two (2) identical photos (Different specifications from Canadian passport photos).
  8. The non-refundable processing fee.   

Applications may be submitted in person or via traceable mail at:

We strongly recommend that you fully complete the application and prepare your supporting documentation prior to visiting our office as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

IMPORTANT: Please advise us of any change of address or telephone number by email.

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