Proof of Citizenship
As part of your application for sponsorship, you may be required to provide proof of Canadian citizenship.
Generally this is done by application. The application is for Canadian citizens who want to obtain a citizenship certificate. These certificates provide proof of Canadian Citizenship. They will include a certificate number, the effective date of citizenship, your family and any given name(s), your date of birth and sex, and a Unique Client Identifier number.
Only certain persons can apply for proof of citizenship. These persons include Canadian citizens who were born outside of Canada and those who were born in Canada but require proof in addition to provincial or territorial birth certificates.
A citizenship certificate is often helpful but is not required in all circumstances. Other documents accepted by the Canadian Government for proof of citizenship are birth certificates from a Canadian province of territory, a certificate of retention issued between January 1, 1947 and February 14, 1977, a naturalization certificate issued before January 1, 1947 and registration of birth abroad certificates issued between January 1, 1947 and February 14, 1977.
Birth certificates cannot be used as proof of citizenship if neither of your parents were permanent residents or Canada or Canadian citizens. Also, if either parents were diplomat or consular office of foreign government, an officer of employee of any international organization with diplomatic privileges and immunities, an employee or representative of a foreign government or an officer or employee of specialized agency of the United nations, then you will not be able to rely on your birth certificate for proof of citizenship.
For minors (defined as persons under the age of 18 years), consent will be required by a parent. A detailed policy pertains to such consent. However, if applying for a minor, the questions will pertain to the minor.
As part of your application, your will be required to submit various documents. At Preszler Immigrations Lawyers, we streamline the process and ensure that all documents are properly submitted. By speaking to one of our lawyers at 1-800-CITIZEN, we can help expedite the process ensuring that your application is not rejected.