Ontario Enhanced Driver's Licence Applicant's Guide

Guide to Completing the Citizenship Questionnaire

Government of Ontario: Ministry of Government Services

Ontario Enhanced Driver’s Licence (EDL)
Citizenship Questionnaire

Please ensure you have read the guide prior to answering any questions.

Do not sign page 4 prior to attending your interview

Section 1.

Write your name and Date of birth as they appear on your document (see list of acceptable documents in Section 3 below).






Section 2.

List all other names used in the past or that you are using now.




Section 3.

You must present one (1) of the following original documents as evidence of citizenship when you attend your interview to apply for an EDL. Check the one that you will present and provide document details below:





Provide the following information exactly as it appears on your document:






Section 4.

Complete question 1 (all applicants)

1. Did you renounce (give up) your Canadian citizenship, i.e. applied
to renounce your Canadian citizenship with the Canadian government?

   

Complete question 2 if you were born in Canada
2. At the time of your birth, was one of your parents employed in Canada by a
foreign government or international organization and did that parent have
diplomatic status in Canada?

   

Complete questions 3 and 4 if you were born in Canada before 1947
or if you are presenting a Naturalization Certificate issued before 1947.
3. Did you become a naturalized citizen of another country before 1947 and
while you were 21 years of age or older?

   

4. Did one (or both) of your parents become a naturalized citizen of
another country before 1947 and while you were under 21 years of age?

   

Complete questions 5, 6 and 7 if you were born outside Canada
5. Has the Canadian Government revoked (taken away) your Canadian citizenship?

   

6. Are all of the following statements true?
  • you were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent between January 1, 1947 and February 14, 1977 and;
  • your documentary evidence of citizenship was issued before February 15, 1977;
  • you turned 24 years old before February 15, 1977, you were residing outside Canada on your 24th birthday;
  • you did not obtain citizenship through the naturalization process (you have not been granted Canadian citizenship after immigrating to Canada);
  • your parents were born outside Canada;
  • at least one of your parents was born to a Canadian parent; and
  • your parents did not obtain citizenship through the naturalization process before you were born (i.e. neither parent was granted Canadian citizenship after immigrating to Canada before you were born)

   

Section 4. (cont.)

Complete question 7 if you were born outside Canada
7. Are all of the following statements true?
  • you were born outside Canada to a Canadian parent between February 15, 1977 and April 16, 1981;
  • your citizenship certificate was issued before January 1, 2007;
  • you do not have a retention certificate issued on or after February 15, 1977;
  • you did not obtain citizenship through the naturalization process (you have not been granted Canadian citizenship after immigrating to Canada);
  • your parents were born outside Canada;
  • at least one of your parents was born to a Canadian parent and your parent’s birth was not registered with citizenship authorities until February 15, 1977 or later; and
  • your parents did not obtain citizenship through the naturalization process before you were born (i.e. neither parent was granted Canadian citizenship after immigrating to Canada before you were born)

   

Section 5.

I attest that the information I have supplied on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand it is an offence to supply false or inaccurate information in the process of an application for an EDL under the Photo Card Act, 2008.

I undertake to report any changes in the information given above to the Ministry of Transportation without delay.






After completing Section 4 of the questionnaire, see Table 1. on page 3 to find out if you have an acceptable document as evidence of your citizenship.

If you answered “no” to all questions in section 4 that you were required to complete, you can attend your interview Ontario Enhanced Driver’s Licence application interview appointment. You must present one of the following documents when you apply for an EDL: Provincial or Territorial Birth Certificate, Citizenship Certificate, Retention Certificate, Naturalization Certificate or Registration of Birth Abroad Certificate.

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the questions in section 4, please read the following instructions:

Information in this form is collected under the authority of the Photo Card Act, 2008 and is used to evaluate the eligibility of the applicant to obtain the Ontario Enhanced Driver’s Licence. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information collected on this form, please call the Supervisor, ServiceOntario at 416 235-2999 or 1 800 387-3445 or write to the Supervisor, Ministry of Transportation, Licensing Administration Office, Main Floor, Building A, 1201 Wilson Ave., Downsview, Ontario, M3M 1J8. Direct general inquiries to ServiceOntario at 416 235-2999, 1 800 387-3445 or visit www.ServiceOntario.ca.