Proof of Canadian Citizenship


Proof of citizenship is needed in order to do various things for example:

  • Vote
  • Obtain a passport
  • Obtain Employment
  • Access various government Services
  • Obtain a drivers License
  • Obtain a Social Insurance Number

The total processing times for this application are approximately  6 months.  If you know you are going to need this documentation within the next while it is advised that you contact our offices immediately in order to begin the process of processing your Proof of Citizenship. The sooner you give us a call the sooner you will have your documentation in hand.

Processing Times

There are different processing times for different offices, many people do not understand this and this is due to:

  • The number of applications received for that specific office
  • The amount of resources available
  • The amount of time a person takes to respond to requests for further information
  • The need for medical and security checks
  • Mail service

If you have submitted an application for proof of citizenship and it’s been longer than 6 months and you are inside Canada you are able to call the CIC call centre and they will be able to assist you. However, please note that the call center will not be able to speed up the process of your application.

If you have applied from outside Canada, please contact the office where you submitted your application.

How Nire & Associates Can Help

This process is sometimes too much and too confusing,  here at Niren and Associates we are experienced in all Canadian and U.S applications. Please give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist you with your matter and put you at ease. Contact our offices today in order to book a consultation with one of Immigration Intake Specialists.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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