Postal code District If the country in which you live does not use any of these values, please ensure a complete address for the country in which you reside is included. Question 17 Check the box to indicate whether your telephone number is from Canada or the United States US or any other country. Indicate if your telephone number belongs to your residence, cell or business. Indicate your country code. Indicate your telephone number including your area code and extension, if applicable. Question 18 Check the box to indicate whether your alternate telephone cell, mobile, business, etc.
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Consult your local provincial or territorial authorities. Outside of Canada: Authority to administer oaths varies by country. Consult your local authorities. For more information. Your application will be returned to you if you do not include the two 2 photos that meet the citizenship photo specifications. Step 2. Complete the application Follow the instructions carefully. An application will not be accepted for processing if the application is not properly completed, or if all of the necessary documents have not been submitted.
Warning: The information you provide on your application and supporting documents may be subject to verification. Throughout the application process, if you or someone on your behalf provides any misleading or fraudulent information or withhold any information that could cause an error in the administration of the Citizenship Act, you can be charged with an offence under the Citizenship Act, your application to resume citizenship could be refused, and you could be prohibited from reapplying for citizenship for five years.
Be complete and accurate Note Complete all sections. If your application is incomplete it will be returned to you. Section 1 What is your preferred language for correspondence and, if applicable, interview?
English or French? Section 2 Check the box to indicate if you have any special needs. Special needs are described as: wheelchair access sign language interpretation personal assistance for example, you will be accompanied by a care attendant, an interpreter, a seeing eye dog, a sighted guide, etc. Note: It is important to provide the information if you need assistance in order for CIC to make the necessary arrangements to accommodate you. Section 3 Check the box to indicate if you have ever applied to resume Canadian citizenship before.
Check the box to indicate if you have ever had a certificate of Canadian citizenship. If the certificate is not being returned, tell us if it was stolen, lost, or destroyed. Indicate if the theft or loss was reported to police and give the details, e. You must return any Canadian citizenship certificates in your possession. Failure to do so will result in delays in processing your application. Section 4 A. Important information: You must provide supporting documents for any change in your name.
If you have used another name in the past, or are known by a name other than the one you listed above, indicate the name on the application form. Other names can include your birth name, nicknames, community names, etc.
Note: You cannot request a change of name after your application has been submitted to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Section 5 A. This is the date of birth that will appear on your citizenship certificate. Note: If you requested an amendment to your Record of Landing or Confirmation of Permanent Residence, you will need to provide both your original Record of Landing or Confirmation of Permanent Residence and the letter you received confirming the change s you requested have been done.
If the date of birth on the Record of Landing, Confirmation of Permanent Residence or Permanent Resident Card is not your correct date of birth, it may be possible to change the information in your immigration records. You must obtain the correct version before submitting your application for citizenship. Do not apply for citizenship until you have received a response to your request. Include your new corrected Permanent Resident Card or the letter of amendment and your original Record of Landing or Confirmation of Permanent Residence with your citizenship application.
You may not change your birth date during the processing of your application for citizenship. Indicate the place and country where you were born. We need this information for our records. Your eye colour, gender, and height will be shown on your citizenship certificate.
Check the box to indicate your legal marital status. Section 6 A. Provide your current home address complete with postal code. If your mailing address is different from your home address; include your mailing address, complete with postal code. We may need to contact you by phone. List the phone number s where you can be reached. Indicate your e-mail address using this format if applicable : name provider.
Indicate how long you have lived at your current home address. Section 7 A. List all countries of which you are a citizen. Indicate the dates and how you obtained this citizenship. If your most recent certificate of Canadian citizenship was issued before February 15, or you have never had a certificate, list all absences from Canada for one 1 year or longer before List from the date you left Canada to the date you returned. Indicate in which country you were living and the reason for the absence.
Check the box to indicate if you are a permanent resident. Your entry to Canada and your status will be verified with Canadian officials. If conditions were imposed at the time you were granted permanent resident status that you have not complied with, you should contact CIC to clarify this situation before applying for citizenship. You cannot resume citizenship if you have unfulfilled outstanding conditions relating to your status as a permanent resident.
Indicate if you are a permanent resident or the equivalent of any country other than Canada. If yes, list the country countries and the date s that you obtained this status for each country. List all of your Canadian and overseas addresses for the two years immediately before the date of your application, including the postal codes. Check the box to indicate if you are, or were, enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces during the two years immediately before the date of your application.
If yes, provide the details. Check the box to indicate if you are, or were, attached or seconded to the Canadian Armed Forces during the two years immediately before the date of your application. Check the box to indicate if you were released from the Canadian Armed Forces during the two years immediately before the date of your application.
If yes, provide the date of release and check the box to indicate the category of release. You must have filed an income tax return, if required under the Income Tax Act, for the taxation year immediately before you apply for citizenship.
If you check Yes, provide the most recent number that you used to file your income taxes. Complete the table for the taxation year immediately before the year in which you are applying for citizenship, indicating whether you were required to file personal income taxes, and whether or not you filed personal income taxes. With your consent to the sharing of your income tax filing information between CIC and CRA, this information will be used by CIC to determine if you meet the income tax filing requirement of the Citizenship Act.
Note that if you do not provide your consent for that specific purpose, your application will be returned as incomplete and not be processed. Section 8 Prohibitions under the Citizenship Act Certain conditions outlined in the Citizenship Act may affect your application to resume citizenship.
To find out if these apply to you, go to Section 8 of the application. Answer all of the questions by checking yes or no. For any yes responses provide details and if applicable, attach court documents.
CIC checks with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service to find out if there are any criminal or security reasons that could prevent you from resuming Canadian citizenship. You may be required to provide fingerprints or court documents to ensure that you are not prohibited under the Citizenship Act. Section 9 Check the box to indicate if you have ever lived in Canada. If yes, indicate either since birth or the date you first entered Canada to live.
Section 10 Answer all questions regarding your parents, as applicable: Indicate the relationship of your parents to you by indicating Natural or Adoptive.
Indicate where your parents were married if applicable and the date of the marriage. Indicate how your parents obtained Canadian citizenship. Indicate if your parents left Canada for more than one 1 year before If yes, indicate the dates they were away and the country they were in. Indicate if your parents are or were a citizen of a country other than Canada.
If yes, indicate the details showing the country, date and how the citizenship was obtained. Indicate if your parents were employed in Canada by a foreign government or international agency. If yes, provide details. If your parents were born in Canada, indicate if one of their parents was employed by a foreign government or international agency. Section 12 A. National Register of Electors — Authorization Check either the Yes box or the No box to indicate whether or not you authorize CIC to provide your name, address, gender and date of birth to Elections Canada to be added to the National Register of Electors the Register.
When you become a Canadian citizen and are 18 years of age or older, you have the right to vote in federal elections and referendums. Elections Canada maintains the Register and uses it during a federal election or referendum to produce voters lists and to communicate with eligible voters. If you check the Yes box, CIC will provide your name, address, gender and date of birth to Elections Canada to be added to the Register, but only after you become a Canadian citizen. You will still have the right to vote in federal elections and referendums, but you will have to take the necessary steps to be added to the list.
More information about the Register and its uses is available at Elections Canada. You can also call Elections Canada at When you resume your Canadian citizenship, you will have the right to vote. Those persons whose names appear on this list have the right to vote in provincial, municipal and school elections. Your personal information is protected.
Guide CIT 0533 - Application to resume Canadian citizenship – Canadian Armed Forces (CIT 0533)
Consult your local provincial or territorial authorities. Outside of Canada: Authority to administer oaths varies by country. Consult your local authorities. For more information.
Application for a Verification of Status (VOS) or Replacement of an Immigration Document (IMM 5545)
Consult your local provincial or territorial authorities. Outside of Canada: Authority to administer oaths varies by country. Consult your local authorities. Who can certify copies? Persons authorized to certify copies include the following: In Canada: a commissioner of oaths a commissioner of taking affidavits Authority to certify varies by province and territory. Check with your local provincial or territorial authorities to learn who has the authority to certify.
Application for a Verification of Status (VOS) or Replacement of an Immigration Document