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Posted On: 3/21/2017
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Hello OCASI,

I had lost my Canadian citizenship card 2 years ago, when I renewed my passport, the staff from the Passport Office told me they did not need my citizenship card, when I was having my old passport. I got my new passport issued, and still have it with me now. My question is:

1- Can I use my new passport to travel without my Canadian citizenship card?

2- If I need to re-place or re-apply for my lost Citizenship Card, where can I start, which is the steps, and does it cost me money?

Thank you for your answers in advance.

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Posted On: 3/23/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

Regarding your first question,

1- Can I use my new passport to travel without my Canadian citizenship card?


According to the Travel.gc.ca website in the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship section,

A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship is not a travel document. A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document available to Canadians for the purpose of international travel. Canadian citizens returning to Canada who present other documents instead of a Canadian passport may face delays or be denied boarding by transport companies.



Regarding your second questions,

2- If I need to re-place or re-apply for my lost Citizenship Card, where can I start, which is the steps, and does it cost me money?



You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org What if my Canadian citizenship certificate is lost or stolen? article.

Additionally, you will find some information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website in the I’ve lost my citizenship card/certificate. How do I replace it? section.


I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.


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po<3
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Posted On: 3/30/2017
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Moderator wrote:
Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

Regarding your first question,

1- Can I use my new passport to travel without my Canadian citizenship card?


According to the Travel.gc.ca website in the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship section,

A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship is not a travel document. A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document available to Canadians for the purpose of international travel. Canadian citizens returning to Canada who present other documents instead of a Canadian passport may face delays or be denied boarding by transport companies.



Regarding your second questions,

2- If I need to re-place or re-apply for my lost Citizenship Card, where can I start, which is the steps, and does it cost me money?



You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org What if my Canadian citizenship certificate is lost or stolen? article.

Additionally, you will find some information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website in the I’ve lost my citizenship card/certificate. How do I replace it? section.


I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.


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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org


Thank you very much Anna for your answers.

Warmest regards.

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Posted On: 3/30/2017
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Hello P0<3,

You are very welcome.

We hope everything works out.

We hope this information is helpful.

Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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PASOTO061274
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Posted On: 6/13/2017
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I became a Canadian citizen when I was 11 or 12 in 1986 and never renewed it when i became an adult (18yrs.).

I fear that I have since lost this card, but i do have my passport.

I was not born in Canada ( San Fernando, Chile) and proof of citizenship is required for a security clearance I wish to apply for.

Can you help me on how to begin the process of updating my status.

Regards


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Posted On: 7/12/2017
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Hello Pablo,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in some information regarding what your options are.

It is not likely that you have "lost" your Canadian Citizenship status. If you had lost it, you would definitely know that you did as this is only lost in extreme cases. You do not need to "renew" your Canadian Citizenship status.

Regarding your Canadian Citizenship Certificate, you can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org What if my Canadian citizenship certificate is lost or stolen? article.
Additionally, you will find some information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website in the I’ve lost my citizenship card/certificate. How do I replace it? section.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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