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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.

Find out who must attend the ceremony

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