Personal Documents - For Youth and Students

  • Social Insurance Number
    The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you require to work in Canada or to receive government benefits.
  • Passport Services
    The Passport Services issue, refuse, revoke, withhold and recover regular, frequent traveller, special and diplomatic passports in accordance with Canadian passport regulations.
  • Citizenship Certificate
    The Citizenship Certificate program issues citizenship certificates to naturalized Canadian citizens, as well as to Canadian-born citizens who submit an application.
  • Canadian Firearms Program
    The Canadian Firearms Program issues firearm licences and registrations to individuals. The Program, with its partners, also supports public safety through safety training, regulating safe storage and transportation of firearms and border controls.
  • Authentication of Documents
    The Authentication of Documents program authenticates official Canadian documents and documents signed by a Canadian notary public or lawyer for use abroad.
  • Ship Registration
    The Ship Registration program issues registration for commercial ships and pleasure crafts and manages the Canadian Register of Ships, which includes ship names, ownership details and records of all registered vessels for each port of registry in Canada.
    The NEXUS program allows low-risk pre-approved travellers to use designated NEXUS lanes at certain border crossings without being subject to regular customs and immigration questioning.
  • CANPASS - Air
    The CANPASS - Air program allows pre-screened, low-risk commercial airline passengers who are members of the program to use automated kiosks to clear customs and immigration quickly and securely at participating airports.
  • CANPASS - Private Boats
    The CANPASS - Private Boats program allows CANPASS permit holders who wish to enter Canada aboard private boats from the United States to receive pre-authorized customs clearance.
  • CANPASS - Private Aircraft
    The CANPASS - Private Aircraft program allows CANPASS card holders on private aircraft to clear customs and immigration quickly and securely at participating ports of entry.

See all Personal Documents programs and services.