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How do I fill out my application for a citizenship certificate if I don’t know everything about my parents or grandparents?

If you don’t know the information we ask for on the form, enter ‘unknown’ in the spaces provided. If it doesn’t apply to your parents or grandparents, enter ‘not applicable’ or ‘NA’.

We collect information about your parents and your grandparents, because it helps us:

  • determine what section of the Citizenship Act describes your claim to citizenship
  • search for citizenship records

If we don’t have enough information about your parents or grandparents, your application may be delayed and/or we may not be able to assess your claim.

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