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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.

Organization: Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada - Citizenship Certificate  
Toll-Free: 1-888-242-2100
Fax: 905-572-2626
c/o Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Case Processing Centre — Proof
P.O. Box 10000
Sydney, NS
B1P 7C1
Location: Entrance is at the Market St side of the Federal Bldg
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Service Description: 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.

Fees: Service - $75 per person
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.
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Canadian citizen
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Brant County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; Norfolk County  
See Also: Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on February 27, 2017

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