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To submit an application for proof of Canadian citizenship from the UK, please review our UK-specific instructions below. Please read the following information carefully before navigating away from this page.

UK-Specific instructions for submitting a proof of Canadian citizenship application

Please visit the following link to verify that you have a claim to Canadian Citizenship: Am I Canadian?

If you find that there is a claim, please follow the steps below to complete your application for proof of citizenship.

Step 1

Download forms, complete and print the application form:

CIT 0001 Proof of Canadian Citizenship *(Version PDF, 1.74MB)
Please consult the instruction guide for details on how to fill out the form.

Step 2

Gather Supporting Documents:

  • Refer to the Document Checklist *(Version PDF, 366KB) for all necessary supporting documents
  • You are only required to provide copies of 2 pieces of signature ID for applicants over the age of 18
  • Please refer to the citizenship photo specifications to ensure that your photos meet the requirements

Step 3

Download, complete, and print the payment form:

Credit/ Debit Card Authorization Form *(Version PDF, 60KB)
The fees are: $75 per application

Step 4

Send applications via post to:

High Commission of Canada in London
Citizenship – Consular Section
Canada House
Trafalgar Square
London
SW1Y 5BJ

Helpful Notes

  • Please provide an email address on your form to assist us with communication
  • If a question on the application does not apply to you or you do not have the answer please write N/A
  • If you are moving to Canada in the near future, please visit the CIC website for information on URGENT processing
  • For those born in Quebec before January 1st, 1994, please ensure that you have obtained an updated document

Processing Times

Routine applications for proof of Canadian citizenship from the UK take an average of 8 to 9 months to be processed. Please consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for up-to-date information on processing times. Please note that the current COVID-19 situation may affect those timings.

Please advise us of any address change. The initial application overview is done at the High Commission of Canada and any original supporting documentation is then returned to the applicant.  During the current COVID-19 situation this initial review period is also likely to be extended beyond the normal four weeks. The application is then forwarded to the Registrar of Canadian Citizenship in Sydney, Nova Scotia for processing. Please note that once the application has been sent to Canada, the High Commission has no way of tracking its progress.

Please note that we are unable to request an update on the file until the standard processing time has passed.

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Date Modified:
2020-04-02