You need to apply for a replacement citizenship certificate but you need to make it clear that you are applying for it in order to apply for your passport. It could help to include information about passport requirements from your local Embassy/Consulate or a letter of explanation stating that you need to apply for a passport because you lost it.
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So you can no longer get the old card; it was retired in 2012. You can amend the record and get a letter-sized citizenship certificate. In order to do so you will have to provide the legal name change and a photo ID in the new name.
No, the paper citizenship certificate replaced in the card in 2012.
Something weird is happening here. We suggest speaking to an RCIC or lawyer if BC Motor Vehicles continues to refuse to recognize his Citizenship Card or Verification of Status.
Here are some potential options:
- He can get a BC Provincial Photo ID Card so he can apply for his Citizenship Certificate.
- Alternatively, he can print off information from IRCC’s website stating that the Citizenship Card is acceptable proof. He should be prepared to call IRCC at 1-888-242-2100 when this explanation is rejected. Hopefully he can get the person from BC Motor Vehicles to speak to the person from IRCC so they can understand he is a citizen.
If you check the status of the application and it is still pending you can follow up with proof of travel to hopefully get them to process the application urgently.
You cannot replace your citizenship card with another card but you can replace it with a new citizenship certificate, as the card was phased out in 2012. You will need to download the forms from IRCC’s website.
You will need to replace your citizenship card with a citizenship certificate, as the card was retired in 2012. When you replace it, you will have to provide documentation showing your legal middle name.
Needing your citizenship certificate for a passport required for a booked trip may indeed be acceptable for expedited processing. You will need to prove to IRCC that you are applying for a passport and that you need the passport by a certain day. Proof of your trip and your role in the wedding will help.
Please note that expedited processing is entirely at the discretion of IRCC.
It’s $75 to get a new citizenship certificate. (The card was phased out in 2012.) You will have to complete an additional form because the card was stolen.
As long as the card is still legible, it is still valid.