Compliance documentation

CIRA accepts specific documentation based on the Canadian Presence Requirement category used at the time of your .CA domain registration. To allow a broad group of individuals and businesses to register a .CA domain, CIRA has created 18 Canadian Presence Requirement categories.

Find out more about how to obtain documentation to support Canadian Presence Requirements.

Listed below are the most common categories and the documentation CIRA will accept for validation in each. 

Canadian Presence Category

Definition

Acceptable Documentation

Canadian Citizen

A Canadian citizen of the age of majority under the laws of the province or territory in Canada in which he or she resides or last resided.

Canadian Birth Certificate
Valid Canadian Passport

Canadian Corporation

A corporation under the laws of Canada or any province or territory of Canada.

Please ensure that the information provided is current.
Find out how to obtain documents to support your Canadian Corporate Status.

Permanent Resident of Canada

A permanent resident as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) S.C. 2001, c.27, as amended from time to time, who is “ordinarily resident” (as defined below) in Canada and of the age of majority under the laws of the province or territory in Canada in which he or she resides or last resided.

Canadian Permanent Resident Card

Trademark Registered in Canada

A person who does not meet any of the foregoing conditions, but who is the owner of a trademark which is the subject of a registration under the Trade-marks Act (Canada) R.S.C. 1985, c.T-13 as amended from time to time, but in this case such permission is limited to an application to register a .CA domain name consisting of or including the exact word component of that registered trademark.

Copy of Canadian Trademark Registration

Note: The registered trademark owner must be the registrant of the .CA domain name. The registered trademark must include the exact word component of that registered trademark or Official Mark.