Canadian Citizenship Card Lost, What Should I do?

This was one of the question that I was asked recently, A question about lost citizenship card. Citizenship card is a very important document for a citizen. Losing the citizenship card not only stressful to you but it is risky as someone can misuse it. So it is vital to take actions. Here is what you should do if you have lost the citizenship card.

Before proceeding to  read the full article please note that it is illegal to have more than one certificate of citizenship or naturalization.

If you lost or your card or if you think it is stolen you should inform th local police station. Do not use the emergency number but find out the phone number of your local police station from the phone directory. if this happen while you are away from the country you should take action to inform the Canadian embassy or the high commission in the relevant country.

It is possible to get a replacement for a lost or stolen citizenship certificate or a card. You need supporting documents to prove your citizenship which includes two pieces of personal identifications.

If you currently live outside of Canada, please make sure you contact the nearest Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate to get information on applying for citizenship certificate.

Here is the link to application for citizenship certificate instructions :

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/CIT0001ETOC.asp 

If you do not wish to apply for a replacement card immediately or if applied for a citizenship certificate and six weeks have passed since the certificate was mailed to them, You have to fill the form called “Solemn Declaration – concerning a citizenship certificate that was lost, stolen, destroyed, or never received.”

You can find more information in the following link:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/declaration.asp 

Please note that there will be fees for these applications.  Also, this article and other article in this web site is to share information related to Canada. Please contact the official organizations and institutions for more information before taking actions.

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