In some situations, individuals residing in Canada or abroad are not sure whether they are Canadian citizens (no passport, no Canadian certificate etc). If you are not sure about your status, we can submit a Search of Citizenship Records to determine this.
For example, your parents might be naturalized Canadians but never applied for official documentation for you and you are now trying to apply for a Canadian passport. You might have immigrated to Canada when you were only a child but you might not be sure of your status as you do not have any official status documentation.
If you think you might be a Canadian citizen but are not sure, we will need to submit an application with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to find out.
Here are some other documents you may find helpful.