The Citizenship Certificate (also known as the Citizenship card in the past) is a document to demonstrate that you are a Canadian citizen. You need a Certificate Replacement such as your Citizenship Certificate in certain cases when you are applying for other official documentation such as a passport. If you lost your Citizenship Certificate or Card, please contact our office and we can assist you in applying for a new one. As rules have changed, you will not receive a “card” but will instead receive a paper certificate which proves your citizenship. This certificate does not expire.
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