Canada now accepts citizenship applications online



Ottawa, August 11, 2021 – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched a new website tool that allows citizenship applications to be submitted online.


IRCC released the tool in late 2020 to test the platform’s capacity, and is now ready to open the online citizenship application to more cohorts of applicants, using a phased approach.

As of today, August 11, 2021, IRCC has opened its online application to all applicants age 18 and over who

  • are applying as an individual (not as a family)

  • do not have a representative

  • are not declaring residence outside Canada as a crown servant or with a crown servant family member

Later this year, we will open the online application to

  • families (groups)

  • minors under 18 years of age

In 2022, the online application will open to

  • representatives to apply on behalf of their clients

  • clients who are declaring residence outside Canada as a crown servant or with a crown servant family member

To apply online, please go to Apply for Canadian citizenship online.

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