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Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-888-242-2100
Fax 905-572-2626
Website www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp
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. It replaces the citizenship card as those are no longer being issued. 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 citizens. Individuals who were not born in Canada may be a Canadian citizen if one parent was born in Canada or was naturalized before the applicants birth. This online tool can help with citizenship questions. Parental consent is required for the applications of individuals under 18 years of age.
Application Visit website to download the application package. 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
Service Categories Citizenship Records

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