Last updated on November 29th, 2018
Any Canadian citizen may apply for a citizenship certificate.
The application package can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“) website here.
The current standard processing time is 5 months. If someone lives outside Canada or the United States, and has applied through a Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate, it may take an additional 2 to 4 months beyond the estimated processing times to process your application. The CIC website does list ways to expedite processing.
We have below reproduced CIC’s internal master checklist for citizenship certificate applications in the hopes that this will help you structure your application in a way that allows CIC to process it as fast as possible.CitizenshipProofChecklist