Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Service: Citizenship Certificate

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Effective February 1st, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will no longer produce the current plastic wallet-sized citizenship certificate. Instead of the wallet-sized card, new citizens and those applying for proof of citizenship will receive a letter-sized paper citizenship certificate, which will display information that can be validated through a new electronic validation system.
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-888-242-2100
Fax 905-572-2626
Agency Information
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Citizenship certificate is a legal status document, not an identity document or a travel document. Unlike the plastic card, the new certificate will not contain a photo. The citizenship certificate’s sole purpose is to prove Canadian citizenship. The new certificate will contain a unique number and basic information about its holder, such as names, date of birth and gender. This will allow other government departments to validate citizenship information via an electronic validation system, reducing the possibility of citizenship fraud.
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Canadian citizen
Application Visit website. Mail completed application and all supporting documents to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Case Processing Centre — Proof, P.O. Box 10000, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 7C1.
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - $75 per person
Site Information
Site Location Entrance is at the Market St side of the Federal Bldg
Located In Community Hamilton Central
Mailing Address c/o Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Case Processing Centre — Proof 
PO Box P.O. Box 10000 
Sydney, NS B1P 7C1
Physical Access Not Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading ID (Identification) ; Immigration / Sponsorship
Service Categories Identification Cards ; Permanent Resident Cards

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