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Application for a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Proof of Citizenship) from Albania

Note: that the name on you Certificate of Citizenship will be the same as the one shown on your previous Certificate document(s) or on your birth certificate.

Choose the scenario that applies to you. If your situation does not correspond to a section below, please see the complete guide.

The following requirements apply to children as well.

If…

Then send the following supporting documents:

You were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent on or after

January 1, 1947

  • Original birth certificate which lists your parents, issued by the authorities in the country where you were born: in Albania, this is the Certifikate lindje model nderkombetar origjinale ne 6 gjuhe
  • Notarised translated copy of discharge paper issued by the hospital (Kopje e perkthyer dhe noterizuar e letres se lindjes ne spital).
  • Original Canadian birth certificate or Certificate of Canadian Citizenship of the Canadian parent.
  • Original birth certificate/personal certificate of the mother, international model clearly indicating mother’s name at birth, issued within the last 3 months (Certifikate lindje/personale model nderkombetar e nenes ku qartesisht pasqyrohet mbiemri i nenes para martese).
  • Certified copies (Kopje te certifikuara) of two different valid pieces of personal identification; one must have a photo (see acceptable ID below).
  • Two photos (see photograph specifications, also available in Albanian)
  • Fees.

You are applying to replace or update your certificate or you have a certificate of registration of birth abroad (RBA)

  • All available original citizenship/naturalization certificate(s), any pink transmission copies, and commemorative certificates.
  • Certified copies (Kopje te certifikuara) of two different valid pieces of personal identification; one must have a photo (see acceptable ID below).
  • Two photos (see photograph specifications, also available in Albanian)
  • Fees
  • A signed letter in English or French, in which you describe how and when your citizenship document was misplaced, lost, stolen, destroyed or became inaccessible, and commit to returning it to the Canadian authorities, should it be found.

How to obtain…

Certified copies

Only the Honorary Consul of Canada can certify a copy of an original for the purposes of this application.

Acceptable pieces of identification

If Canadian identification documents are not available, we accept some Albanian documents, namely:

  • Passport (Pashaporta)
  • Driver’s license (Patenta)
  • Identity card (Karta e Identitetit)
  • Original birth certificate of the child with photo, issued in the previous three months, translated and notarized by a public notary (Certifikate origjinale lindje e femijes me fotografi, leshuar gjate 3 muajve te fundit, e perkthyer dhe noterizuar nga nje noter publik)

Translation of documents

In Albanian the sworn translation is referred to as Deklarate Personale perpara Noterit. The following public officials are authorized to administer oaths for the affidavit:

  • Public notaries (noteret publike)
  • Honorary Consul of Canada (Konsulli i Nderit i Kanadase)

 

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Date Modified:
2017-09-20