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Citizenship Services

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 at Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Information on additional requirements particular to Korea is specified below.

  1. Application for a certificate of Canadian citizenship for a new born child
    For more information, please refer to birth registration.  
  2. Application for replacement of a Canadian citizenship certificate lost or stolen
    Please refer to the CIC website at Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Processing time: approximately 6 months
  3. Renunciation of Canadian citizenship
    Please refer to the CIC website at Application to renounce Canadian citizenship
    If you wish to renounce your Canadian citizenship to recover your Korean citizenship, the following additional documents will be required:
    • The Korean Ministry of Justice Notice for recovery of Korean nationality, including the attachment #2 Guide(must be accompanied by a translation into English or French and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation)
    • Canadian Passport
    • Canadian Citizenship Certificate
    • Identification Certificate (Gi-bon-jeung-myeong-seo, 기본증명서) (must be accompanied with a translation into English or French and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation)
    • Proof of residence in Korea

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.

Processing time: approximately 6~12 months

For more information on document translation, please refer to the CIC website Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Date Modified:
2015-04-15