How Do I Get Proof of My Canadian Citizenship

Recently Citizenship and Immigration Canada made some minor changes to the Application for Proof of Citizenship (CIT0001E). Proof of citizenship is necessary to do many things in Canada including voting, getting a driver’s license or a job.

Getting proof of citizenship is available only to those who already have citizenship and Canada and have either lost their citizenship certificate or the information on the form is outdated. If you would like to apply for citizenship find help with the application process at Immigration Direct’s website.

The primary change made to the Application for Proof of Citizenship is on the second page where the application asks you to write in your address information. The form now allows you to enter your email address as well.

After you determine whether or not you are eligible for a citizenship certificate you can apply for your proof of citizenship. You will need to fill out the application, gather supporting documentation necessary to prove your citizenship, enclose the appropriate fee and mail it in to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The fee for proof of citizenship is a flat rate of C$75.

The address you will need to send your application is listed below:

Case Processing Centre – Sydney
Proof of Citizenship
P.O. Box 10000

The amount of time that it takes for your application to be processed varies quite a bit, but generally within Canada it takes about 5 months. However, it is not unusual for it to take longer.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada regularly makes changes to the forms that they offer. Everything from visa applications to citizenship are subject to change and it is important to make sure that you are using the most recent revision of your pertinent form. Return to Immigration Direct regularly for more updates.