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dcr32363
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Posted On: 4/18/2018
dcr32363
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My name is David.

I was born in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada in 1963.

My father and mother are both Canadian citizens; however, in circa 1973, my mother remarried an American and relocated to the United States.

I have both a Canadian and American citizenship.

I am in the process of setting up a company in London, Ontario to create business interest closer to my father.

I once had a plastic SIN card that I can no longer find.

How can I get confirmation of my social insurance number (SIN)?

Further note that I currently live +100 KM from a Canadian border.
Thanks,
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Posted On: 5/1/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

From the information we have previously received from Service Canada - (Social Insurance Number line), according to a Service Canada Representative, it may be that case that your SIN has a "dormant" flag in your file. In these cases, you can still use your SIN number however, you cannot use it for the online services.

They stated that SIN numbers may be flagged as dormant when there is no activity recorded with the number for more than 5 years.

In order to re-activate it, they suggested that you go into the nearest Service Canada office and complete a questionnaire from the SIN Registry that they will provide.

You will be asked to present some identification such as a Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship Card/Certificate, PR Card etc.

You may want to also contact Service Canada - (Social Insurance Number line) directly to verify this information and for some information on this your situation.

They stated that it is important that you contact Service Canada directly for instructions on how to re-activate your dormant SIN at:

1-800-206-7218 (select option "3").

  • Agents are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time), except statutory holidays.
  • If you are calling from outside Canada, the number is 506-548-7961 (long distance charges apply), from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Atlantic time).
  • If you have a hearing or speech impairment and use a teletypewriter (TTY), please call 1-800-926-9105.

However, you mentioned that you are +100 KM from a Canadian border. In this case, if you will be calling from outside Canada, the number is 506-548-7961 (long-distance charges apply) from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm (Atlantic Time).

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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