The citizenship application form for a citizenship certificate and specifications for citizenship photos (different from Mexican I.D. cards) can be downloaded from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
If you do not have access to the internet or if you need to send any correspondence regarding a citizenship application, please contact the citizenship section of the Canadian Embassy.
Embassy of Canada
Calle Schiller No. 529
Del. Miguel Hidalgo
11580 Mexico D.F.
Tel: +52 (55) 5724-7900
Fax: +52 (55) 5724-7943
On April 17, 2009, the law changed and many former Canadian citizens reacquired citizenship and others acquired citizenship for the first time. Find out more about the new law and who is affected. [ Citizenship rules ]
Children born outside Canada to a Canadian parent must submit an application to obtain a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship to prove they are Canadian citizens.
The following documents must be submitted in addition to an Application for a Citizenship Certificate from Outside Canada:
Forms and instructions to obtain Canadian birth certificates are available at the Canadian Embassy.
Certain persons born outside Canada between February 15, 1977 and April 16, 1981 to a Canadian parent also born outside Canada to a Canadian parent lost their Canadian citizenship at the age of 28, if they failed to take the steps to retain their citizenship before their 28th birthday. For more information on retention of citizenship, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. In order to determine if you lost citizenship, you must apply for a citizenship certificate.
Applications for a citizenship certificate submitted at the Embassy are forwarded to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada's processing centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Please consult the Citizenship and Immigration website to know the processing time for Canadian Citizenship Certificate applications.
Read more: Canadian Citizenship Office