Cancelling Personal Identification

Here is a list of some of the personal identification cards, registrations, and other documents of the deceased that need to be cancelled or returned for cancellation:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    Return the SIN card along with a copy of the death certificate or a Statement of Death to Service Canada.
  • Passport
    Return the passport to Passport Canada with a copy of the death certificate and a letter indicating if the cancelled passport should be destroyed or returned to you.
  • Citizenship - Citizenship and Immigration (CIC)
    Learn how to cancel the citizenship card/certificate by contacting the Citizenship and Immigration Canada call centre.
  • Permanent Resident Card - Citizenship and Immigration (CIC)
    Learn how to cancel the permanent resident card by contacting the Citizenship and Immigration Canada call centre.
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
    Learn how to cancel the SCIS by contacting the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
  • Other cancellations
    Find out what else needs to be cancelled such as driver and vehicle licences, automobile ownerships, health cards, and firearm licences.