Applications for citizenship certificates are pre-screened at the High Commission before being sent to the Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Once your original documents have been examined by us they will be returned to you. The processing time can take up to twelve (12) months for a routine application. Please make sure that all questions have been answered correctly - incomplete information will cause delays in the processing of your application.
Applying for a first time or replacement Proof of Canadian Citizenship certificate:
If you would prefer the forms and information be mailed to you please contact the High Commission.
For a first time application, proof of parent's Canadian citizenship must be either a Canadian birth certificate, or Canadian citizenship certificate. Canadian passports are not considered as proof of Canadian citizenship.
We recommend that you pay online. Follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
OR pay the local fee as follows:
Note: If you are submitting an application in person, cash (exact amount) is accepted. Money is not kept on site for change.
For Canadians resident in New Zealand, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, French Polynesia, Wallis and Fortuna, send your application to:
High Commission of Canada
Level 11, 125 The Terrace
PO Box 8047
We recommend that you send your application by courier or registered mail. To check if your application has been delivered to the High Commission please contact the courier company you sent your application through. Receiving unnecessary phone enquiries will only delay processing. If there are any problems with your application you will be contacted directly.
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