Any Canadian citizen can apply for a citizenship certificate.
The application file can be consulted on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website (“CIC“) website here.
THE current standard processing time is 5 months. If someone lives outside of Canada or the United States and applied through a Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate, it may take some time . 2 to 4 additional months beyond the estimated processing times to process your request. The CIC website does notThere are ways to speed up processing.
We have reproduced CIC’s internal master checklist for citizenship certificate applications below in the hope that it will help you structure your application in a way that allows CIC to process it as quickly as possible.