Can I bring my child to the citizenship ceremony?
If your child is not becoming a Canadian citizen at the ceremony
This can be because your child is
- not a Canadian citizenship applicant or
- scheduled to attend a different citizenship ceremony (not with you)
Follow the instructions below based on the type of ceremony you’ll attend.
|Ceremony type||Can your child attend the ceremony?|
|Video oath ceremony (virtual citizenship ceremony)||Yes, they may attend the ceremony virtually with you.|
|In person ceremony||It depends on your ceremony’s venue or location. Check your invitation to make sure you can bring your child.|
If your child is an applicant who’s becoming a Canadian citizen at the same ceremony as you
Follow the instructions below based on the age of your child.
|Age of the child||Do they have to attend the ceremony?|
|Between 14 and 17 years old||Yes|
|13 years old or younger||No, but they’re welcome to attend in most cases. To be sure, check your ceremony invitation.|
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