Canadian citizenship

Apply to become a Canadian citizen, prepare for the citizenship test, and find out how you can resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.

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If you’re planning on traveling to Canada or submitting an application (including for a passport or other travel document), apply early.

If you are travelling within the next six weeks, apply for a passport in person at a Passport Office, or send your passport or other travel document application by courier.

Visit Canada Post for more information before sending any application by mail. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Services and information

Apply for citizenship

Find out if you can apply and how to apply, check processing times, and prepare for the test and ceremony

Changes to citizenship rules and requirements

Changes to what you need to apply for citizenship and the rules for becoming Canadian

Get proof of citizenship

Apply for a citizenship certificate, get processing times and find out what you can use to prove Canadian citizenship

Give up citizenship

How to renounce your Canadian citizenship to become a citizen of a country that doesn’t allow dual citizenship

Prepare for the citizenship test

Find out if you need to take the test, how to get a date, what to study and what happens after

Resume citizenship

What to do if you want to become a citizen again after willingly giving up your Canadian citizenship

Prepare for the citizenship ceremony

Find out what happens at the ceremony, who can go, what you must bring and what to do after the ceremony

Find a citizenship ceremony

See where and when citizenship ceremonies happen across the country

Celebrate being Canadian

Find citizenship ceremonies and activities, Canadian history, and contests and awards

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