lost RBA what need for citizenship certificate


New Member
I lost the original of my Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad (I do have an uncertified copy and the original of the letter basically stating - Here is your certificate). Therefore, I am applying for a Citizenship Certificate (1st time) and need to know whether:
1. Question 2 - Have you ever had a certificate of Canadian citizenship? Is an RBA considered a certificate of Canadian citizenship?

2. Which scenario do I use for documentation purposes?
Scenario 1? - what do I submit? I only have an uncertified copy of my RBA.
or Scenario 3 should I send the copy of my RBA?

Thanks for your help as Service Canada was no help.

Riley Haas

Staff member
Hi there,
Have you tried calling IRCC instead of Service Canada? (1-888-242-210)
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[*]I don't know whether or not it would be considered a certificate of citizenship. I assume not, but that is just a guess.
[*]I don't know what the "scenario" refers to - you're asking about a specific question on the application? I would say that if you are going to submit your copy of the registration of birth abroad, make a copy first.
Hope this helps.