By requesting citizenship documentation, you could be eligible to get Canadian citizenship.
You might already be eligible for Canadian citizenship if you had at least one Canadian parent when you were born overseas.
You don’t have to go through the standard application procedure if you are already eligible for citizenship. This method calls for you to be physically present in the country as a permanent resident, take a knowledge test, and go to a citizenship ceremony, among other things.
Instead, you apply for a citizenship certificate, commonly known as proof of citizenship.
You are likely already a Canadian citizen if you were born in Canada, unless you were born to foreign diplomats. If you were born abroad, you may already be Canadian if and at least one of your parents was a first-generation Canadian at the time of your birth.
Your parent had to have been either born in Canada or have acquired citizenship through the application procedure for you to be regarded as a first-generation Canadian. You cannot obtain evidence of citizenship if your grandparent was a first-generation Canadian and your parent obtained citizenship through ancestry. But you can still become a Canadian citizen by going through the immigration procedure.
Application for Citizenship Proof
You must obtain the application package from the IRCC website to request proof of citizenship. You must be able to prove that your legal or biological parent was a citizen of Canada at the time of your birth. Evidence accepted by the IRCC includes birth certificates for your parents, Canadian citizenship cards, and citizenship certificates.
Once it has determined that the submitted application is complete, IRCC will send an AOR, or an acknowledgment of receipt. The IRCC will send a certificate of Canadian citizenship upon the approval of the application.
On the IRCC website, you can check the progress of your application. Processing times for complex files can occasionally be longer.
For those who require access to benefits like healthcare, a social security number, the start of a career, or in the event of an emergency departure from or arrival in Canada, IRCC provides an alternative for expedited processing.
$75 CAD is required by the Canadian government to apply.