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snowflake2012

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I attended the citizenship ceremony and obtained my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship on November 1.
When the citizenship officer handed me the Certificate, it was put in a clear bag/envelope with a headshot photo of mine. It was the one I submitted with my application package. It was just loosedly included in the folder, not attached.

Should I glue that photo to the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship?

Thanks a lot!
 
 

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I attended the citizenship ceremony and obtained my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship on November 1.
When the citizenship officer handed me the Certificate, it was put in a clear bag/envelope with a headshot photo of mine. It was the one I submitted with my application package. It was just loosedly included in the folder, not attached.

Should I glue that photo to the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship?

Thanks a lot!
No you don’t need to glue anything on your certificate.
 
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I attended the citizenship ceremony and obtained my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship on November 1.
When the citizenship officer handed me the Certificate, it was put in a clear bag/envelope with a headshot photo of mine. It was the one I submitted with my application package. It was just loosedly included in the folder, not attached.

Should I glue that photo to the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship?

Thanks a lot!
Don't make ANY changes to your certificate, including laminating it. You should have been told this at the ceremony.
 
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I attended the citizenship ceremony and obtained my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship on November 1.
When the citizenship officer handed me the Certificate, it was put in a clear bag/envelope with a headshot photo of mine. It was the one I submitted with my application package. It was just loosedly included in the folder, not attached.

Should I glue that photo to the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship?

Thanks a lot!
Seriously??
 
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Agreed. May be you submitted more photographs than required and they returned the extra one.
I believe that the answer is even simpler than that. They put the photo in the package so they can be 100% sure they give the right certificate to the right person. All certificates issued at my Oath ceremony had a photo in the package.
 

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I believe that the answer is even simpler than that. They put the photo in the package so they can be 100% sure they give the right certificate to the right person. All certificates issued at my Oath ceremony had a photo in the package.
Really? It wasn't the case in our Oath ceremony.
 
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Really? It wasn't the case in our Oath ceremony.
I wonder if it's specific to the particular IRCC office? There were a few other things that were done in the Kitchener office that were not done elsewhere, such as having to bring your COPR to the interview.
 
 

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no photo on the certificate itself. but they can give u back your other photo ... some offices don't give the photo back.. its depends from office to office
 
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TECHNICALLY they never said you can't soak the certificate in maple syrup. Just in case someone is looking for suggestions.
 

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TECHNICALLY they never said you can't soak the certificate in maple syrup. Just in case someone is looking for suggestions.
Actually, that would be rather nice. If our currency can smell of maple syrup, why not other official documents.
Would be an extra validation check. "I'm sorry Sir, this document just doesn't smell right."
 
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