Citizenship

If you are a Canadian citizen and would like to apply for a certificate of Canadian citizenship for your child born abroad, please click here to download form CIT0001.

Is your child already a citizen?

In general, a child born to a Canadian parent outside Canada before April 17, 2009, is a Canadian citizen. However, a child born to a Canadian parent outside Canada on or after April 17, 2009, is a Canadian citizen at birth only if that child is born in the first generation outside Canada, that is, at the time of their birth, their Canadian parent:

  • was born in Canada, or
  • became a Canadian citizen by immigrating to Canada (becoming a permanent resident) and being granted citizenship (also known as naturalization).

For more information, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof-eligibility.asp

Requirements to apply for proof of Canadian Citizenship for children born in Chile from a Canadian father or mother:

  1. Original Chilean Birth Certificate, issued by the Chilean Civil Registry;
  2. Original "Partida Integra de Nacimiento" (copy of the birth entry) issued and stamped by the Civil Registry;
  3. Original Parent's Marriage Certificate, if applicable;
  4. Original proof of Canadian citizenship for the father or mother (if born outside Canada: Certificate of Canadian Citizenship; if born in Canada:  Canadian Birth Certificate). The father or mother must have been Canadian at the time of the child's birth;
  5. 2 photographs according to the specifications indicated on the application form. You may select a photographer of your choice.
  6. Supplementary ID document of the child and of the parents (if application done by-mail, notarized copies are accepted).
  7. Translation of documents which are not in English or French (see instructions below).   
  8. Fees: CAD $75 in exact change or the equivalent in Chilean Pesos (see consular fees).
    Pay your fees online through the CIC website or follow the instructions. Note: Citizenship fees cannot be refunded.

If you are applying to replace your loss, stolen, damaged citizenship certificate, please submit:

Application for a citizenship certificate can be downloaded at CIT0001.

  1. The original certificate of Canadian citizenship, if available;
  2. 2 pieces of ID (if application done by-mail, notarized copies are accepted);
  3. If you are applying to replace a lost or stolen certificate, you must do a police report and attach it to the application.
  4. Translation of documents which are not in English or French (see instructions below).
  5. Fees: CAD $75 in exact change or the equivalent in Chilean Pesos (see consular fees).
    Pay your fees online through the CIC website or follow the instructions. Note: Citizenship fees cannot be refunded.

Translations

Any document that is not in English or French must be accompanied by the:

  • the English or French translation, and
  • an Affidavit from the person who completed the translation

Translations may be done by a professional translator whose certification can be confirmed, and must include an Affidavit.  An affidavit is a document on which the translator declares in the presence of an Embassy Officer or at a Notary Public that the content of the translation is a true translation and representation of the content of the original document.

Translations can also be done at translation centres, and they must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the Director of the Centre, indicating that the translation was done by a professional translator and that the content of the translation is a true translation and representation of the original document.

If the translation is done at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agustinas 1320, Santiago an Affidavit is NOT requested.

Your application will be returned to you if you do not include the translation of your documents and an affidavit from the translator.

Processing time:     

Citizenship applications take approximately 12 months.

Chilean passport: 

Please note that if your child was born in Chile, he/she will have to leave the country on a Chilean passport. Please note that children are subject to local regulations applicable to the exit of minors from Chile. For further information, please contact local authorities.

For general additional information on citizenship, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website or the Consular Section of the Embassy of Canada by email or at 2652-3800.

NOTE:  For information on Canadian passports, please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Canada by email or at 2652-3800.