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Birth Registration

The processing of citizenship applications is the responsibility of Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC). A complete review of citizenship application details is available on the CIC website. Information on additional requirements particular to Korea is specified below.

To register your child as a Canadian citizen, please refer to the Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) website

The hospital birth certificate, the Canadian citizenship application, and the Family Relations certificate  (i.e. Ga-jok-gwan-gye-Jeung-myeong-seo, 가족관계증명서, if applicable) must bear the same name of the child.

Any documents that are not in English or French must be accompanied with an English or French translation and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation. For more information on document translation, please refer to the CIC website.

Note: An affidavit is a document on which the translator has sworn, in the presence of a person authorized to administer oaths in the country in which the translator is living, that the contents of their translation are a true translation and representation of the contents of the original document.

Important information: Translations by family members are not acceptable.

Family member is defined as being a: parent, guardian, sibling, spouse, grandparent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew and first cousin.

  1. If the other parent is a Korean citizen: The following additional documents will be required:
    • Official hospital birth certificate indicating the child and both parents' names and their date of birth (must be accompanied by a translation into English or French and a notarised affidavit from the person who completed the translation)
    • Government issued birth certificate (i.e. Family Relations Certificate under the child’s name  – Ga-jok-gwan-gye –Jeung-myeong-seo - 아이이름으로 발급된 가족관계증명서) indicating relationship of the child and both parents (must be accompanied by a translation into English or French and a notarised affidavit from the person who completed the translation)
    • Proof of Canadian citizenship from the Canadian parent: Original Canadian birth certificate or Canadian citizenship certificate
    • Canadian parent's passport
    • Other parent’s identification document confirming his/her personal details and signature (i.e. passport)
  2. If the other parent is not a Korean citizen:
    In addition to the requirements on the above website, the following documents will be required:
    • Official hospital birth certificate indicating the child and both parents' names and their date of birth (must be accompanied by a translation into English or French and a notarised affidavit from the person who completed the translation)
    • Proof of Canadian citizenship from the Canadian parent: Original Canadian birth certificate or Canadian citizenship certificate
    • Canadian parent's passport
    • Other parent’s identification document confirming his/her personal details and signature (i.e. passport) 

To register your child as a Canadian citizen with the Korean Immigration Authorities, you will need a Canadian passport for the child. For details on how to obtain a passport, please refer to the Passport Canada’s website or the Embassy website.

Registration should be done within 90 days of his/her birth. Failure to register the child may result in paying a fine to the Korean Immigration Authorities. For more information, please refer to the Korea Immigration Service website  (Visas & Immigration ->Immigration Guide->Foreigner sojourn->Foreigner registration) and the Government of Canada website.

Processing time: approximately 6 ~ 10 months


Certificate of family relations

  • Classification: Self
  • Name in Full: Child’s Name (Not Acceptable: Father's or mother's name )
  • Date of Birth
  • Resident
  • Registration No.
  • Sex: M/F
  • Origin

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Date Modified:
2016-01-11