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ID for Citizenship application

toronto_man

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Jan 11, 2014
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All,

will they accept a valid PR card and health insurance card as valid identification documents for Citizenship application? my passport expired and it will take 3 months to renew - I will submit a copy of my expired passport also.

can anyone with experience advise?

rgds
 

zoya_99

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Jan 30, 2015
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toronto_man said:
All,

will they accept a valid PR card and health insurance card as valid identification documents for Citizenship application? my passport expired and it will take 3 months to renew - I will submit a copy of my expired passport also.

can anyone with experience advise?

rgds
I called CIC once and agent refused pr card as id
 

thecoolguysam

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toronto_man said:
All,

will they accept a valid PR card and health insurance card as valid identification documents for Citizenship application? my passport expired and it will take 3 months to renew - I will submit a copy of my expired passport also.

can anyone with experience advise?

rgds
You can use your drivers license
 

CanV

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toronto_man said:
All,

will they accept a valid PR card and health insurance card as valid identification documents for Citizenship application? my passport expired and it will take 3 months to renew - I will submit a copy of my expired passport also.

can anyone with experience advise?

rgds
You cannot use your PR card as 1 of the 2 photo IDs required for citizenship application since it is listed as a separate requirement.

If you do not have a DL then you may want to apply for a provincial photo card, which is issued for people who do not have a DL. It may take couple weeks to receive it in mail.

You may apply with a photocopy of expired passport only if it does not mention that you need a valid ID. However, you should not. You should wait and apply with your photo card.
 

boltz

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CanV said:
You cannot use your PR card as 1 of the 2 photo IDs required for citizenship application since it is listed as a separate requirement.

If you do not have a DL then you may want to apply for a provincial photo card, which is issued for people who do not have a DL. It may take couple weeks to receive it in mail.

You may apply with a photocopy of expired passport only if it does not mention that you need a valid ID. However, you should not. You should wait and apply with your photo card.
Are you sure about this? In that case even passport cannot be used as Id.

For eg., what can be used as Id for children then? No pr card, no passport... What is left other than health card?
 

zoya_99

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Jan 30, 2015
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thecoolguysam said:
I think expired IDs can't be used as a piece of ID for citizenship but you can confirm it with CIC at 1-888-242-2100
We cant use expired. I already confirmd from cic
 

toronto_man

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Jan 11, 2014
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hi

did CIC specify you can not use expired passport?

I called on Friday and the help desk said i can use expired passport but he sounded not sure -- so did your CIC help desk explictly mentioned expired passport? or was he refering to xpired ID in general terms? (like expired health card? expired driving license? etc)

i applied for ontario card but they told me it takes a month to get - i want to apply as soon as possible before the new bill comes into effect...
 

zoya_99

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Jan 30, 2015
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toronto_man said:
hi

did CIC specify you can not use expired passport?

I called on Friday and the help desk said i can use expired passport but he sounded not sure -- so did your CIC help desk explictly mentioned expired passport? or was he refering to xpired ID in general terms? (like expired health card? expired driving license? etc)

i applied for ontario card but they told me it takes a month to get - i want to apply as soon as possible before the new bill comes into effect...
Yes, they told me specifically that expired id isnt accepted.
 

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can I use the photocopy of the front face of my health card for citizenship application?
 

Ladymarie

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Jul 1, 2020
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hi

did CIC specify you can not use expired passport?

I called on Friday and the help desk said i can use expired passport but he sounded not sure -- so did your CIC help desk explictly mentioned expired passport? or was he refering to xpired ID in general terms? (like expired health card? expired driving license? etc)

i applied for ontario card but they told me it takes a month to get - i want to apply as soon as possible before the new bill comes into effect...
You can use expired for the bio page of passports /travel docs but can’t use expired as one of the 2pcs of IDs required. Both are different.