Do I need to update my Canadian citizenship card?

We no longer issue citizenship cards. As of February 1, 2012, the citizenship certificate has replaced the plastic wallet-sized citizenship card as proof of citizenship. IRCC no longer issues citizenship cards or the commemorative certificates that came with them. It is not necessary to update your photo.

Can I update my citizenship card?

If you need to change your name on a plastic citizenship card, you must also apply for a citizenship certificate. If your application is approved, you will receive an updated citizenship certificate instead.

How long does it take to renew Canadian citizenship card?

Regular processing time for a replacement citizenship certificate application takes 6 months. However, if you can prove that you need your certificate urgently, either to travel or to keep or get a job that requires proof of citizenship, you may be able to apply for an urgent citizenship certificate.

Do Canadian citizenship cards expire?

Citizenship cards The cards are still valid as proof of Canadian citizenship. The date on your citizenship card is not the date you became a Canadian citizen (it’s the date we produced the card). To update or replace your citizenship card, apply for a citizenship certificate.

How do I renew my citizenship card?

To apply to renew or replace your card, use Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. Filing instructions and forms are available on our Web site at

Does Canadian passport prove citizenship?

are not acceptable. A previous Canadian passport is not proof of Canadian citizenship. Please note that a Canadian birth certificate or a Canadian citizenship card is not valid as supporting ID for section 5 of the application.

Do citizen cards expire?

Card expiry date – all CitizenCards printed from 7th January 2021 onwards expire 3 years after issuing (rounded up to the end of the month card was printed on). CitizenCards issued before 7th January 2021 do not expire (don’t have expiry date).

How long does a citizenship card last?

3 years
All CitizenCards printed from 7th January 2021 onwards expire 3 years after issuing (rounded up to the end of the month card was printed on).

Is a Canadian passport proof of citizenship?

Can I fly with my citizenship certificate?

All travelers must have a passport book for international air travel. Please note that hospital-issued birth certificates, voter registration cards, and affidavits cannot be used. If you were not born in the United States, you can use your original Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship.

Can I enter Canada with my citizenship certificate?

A valid Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel document that provides proof that you are a citizen and have the right to enter Canada without being subjected to immigration screening. Make sure that the expiry date of the passport is well beyond your planned return date.

Can citizen cards be scanned? by entering full card details. Alternately, for cards issued from 22nd March 2021, a QR code on the reverse of the card can be scanned to confirm cardholder’s age and likeness only.

What do I need to replace my Canadian citizenship card?

To replace a lost or stolen card, you need to apply for a citizenship certificate (8½ x 11 paper certificate). You need to apply for a citizenship certificate if yours was stolen or lost. Find out which other documents you can use to prove your Canadian citizenship.

How to apply for a citizenship certificate in Canada?

Application for a citizenship certificate (adults and minors) This application is for Canadian citizens who want to apply for a citizenship certificate. Citizenship certificates are proof of Canadian citizenship. For minors (under 18 years old), see the parental consent policy.

How to replace your citizenship certificate if your name has changed?

How do I replace it? What documents should I send with my application for a citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship)? Can I replace my citizenship certificate if there is a spelling or other mistake on it? How do I get a citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship) for someone under 18 years old? I legally changed my name.

How long does it take to renew a PR card in Canada?

Renew or replace: 70 days. New PR card: 120 days. Processing times. Processing times will vary based on: Type of application submitted; Volume of applications received; How easily we can verify information; How well and how quickly you respond to any requests or concerns; Whether the application is complete.