Updating canadian citizenship card
A Canadian citizenship certificate is an 8½ x 11-inch paper document. Before February 2012, we gave out plastic wallet-sized cards and commemorative certificates.These cards are still valid as proof of Canadian citizenship.
If you're applying for a minor, remember that the questions apply to the minor.
We have stopped issuing citizenship cards We no longer give out citizenship cards or the commemorative certificates that came with them.
If you apply to update or replace your citizenship card, we will send you a citizenship certificate. These older citizenship certificates are still valid as proof of Canadian citizenship.
This means that, in general, persons who were not already Canadian citizens immediately before April 17, 2009 and who were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent are not Canadian if: unless their Canadian parent or grandparent was employed as described in one of the following exceptions to the first generation limit.
The first generation limit to citizenship does not apply to a person born outside Canada in the second or subsequent generation if: Persons born to a Canadian parent who are not eligible for citizenship by descent due to the first generation limit may apply for and obtain permanent resident status and subsequently submit an application for a grant of citizenship under section 5 of the .