I’ve lost my citizenship card/certificate. How do I replace it?
If your card or certificate was stolen, report the theft to your local police department.
If you don’t plan to apply for a replacement for at least 6 weeks after the loss or theft
- complete and send us the solemn declaration form
- you should still apply for a replacement
Replacing your citizenship card
We stopped giving citizenship cards and the commemorative certificates in February 2012. We won’t send you a new card or replace a commemorative certificate.
To replace a lost or stolen card, you need to apply for a citizenship certificate (8½ x 11 paper certificate).
Replacing your citizenship certificate
You need to apply for a citizenship certificate if yours was stolen or lost.
Other documents we accept as proof of citizenship
Find out which other documents you can use to prove your Canadian citizenship.
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