Replace a Lost Citizenship Card
Who Is Eligible for a Replacement Citizenship Card?
You can replace a citizenship card if the card is out of date (expired), or if the card has been damaged, stolen, lost or destroyed. You must be over the age of 18 to file the CIT 0001 Application. If you are under age 18, an adult must file the application on your behalf.
Form CIT 0001 Requirements & Supporting Documentation
All applicants must be a Canadian citizen to be eligible to apply. Supporting documentation differs depending on the reason you are applying. The Document Checklist (CIT 0014) can help you determine which documents to include.
Note that for replacement applications, you simply need to provide photocopies of your documents, unless otherwise stated. Certified copies of documents are generally not required.
Requesting a citizenship card because you changed your name requires proof of the legal name changed.
If you changed your name in Canada then you must submit a copy of the change of name document issued by a Canadian province or territory, or by the appropriate foreign-state authority. The document must show your previous and current name.
If you changed your name outside of Canada then you must provide a copy of the following documents:
- A foreign passport or other national documentation with the new name
- A document that links your previous name to your new name, such as a foreign marriage certificate (with an official translation) or other foreign legal change of name document issued by foreign authorities; and
An authoritative national or state/province (or equivalent) issued photo identification document issued in the country or state/province where you live that displays the new name, such as:
- A foreign passport or other travel documents (if you are a dual citizen)
- A state/provincial (or equivalent) identification card
What Are the Steps in the Canada Citizenship Card Process Using Form CIT 0001
- Complete your application quickly and correctly with our step-by-step guidance that lead your through question and download blank forms available directly from the IRCC (formerly known as the CIC). You will need to send copies of required documents with your application.
- Pay the government filing fee online. The fee paid the Government of Canda is separate from the fee paid to Immigration Direct.
- Once your application is approved, your Citizenship Card will be sent to you.