Proof of citizenship is required in order to begin your studies at the University of Toronto. Your citizenship will also determine your fees. Students whose citizenship documentation does not match their status in the University’s records system will not be issued a TCard and will be directed to their registrar’s office.
If you are a Canadian you will need to provide both proof of your citizenship and identity through one of the following options:
- Option 1: Valid Canadian passport*
- Option 2: Your Canadian birth certificate AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*
- Option 3: Your Canadian citizenship certificate or card AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*
If you are an individual recognized by the federal government as being registered under the Indian Act, we will accept both the existing Canadian Certificate of Indian Status as well as the new Secure Certificate of Indian Status card (SCIS). The existing cards will still be valid until the expiry date has lapsed.
Note: If you are replacing your TCard, you will be required to present valid documentation as listed above.
If you are a permanent resident of Canada, you will need to provide both proof of your permanent resident status in Canada and identity through one of the following options:
- Option 1: Valid Permanent Resident Card *
- Option 2: Record of landing (IMM1000) AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*
- Option 3: Confirmation of permanent residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688) AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*
If you are an International student, you must have immigration permission to remain in Canada for the length of your studies:
- You must show your Passport – (non-Canadian), including valid Post Secondary study permit.
Need Help with Immigration documents or questions? Visit the Centre for International Experience.
* NOTE ABOUT DOCUMENTS:
If you do not have the required documents, you will not be issued a TCard.
All documents must be original. Copies (paper or electronic) will not be accepted.
The photo in your government-issued photo identification card must be no more than 5 years old.
Valid government-issued photo identification must be Canadian, otherwise a passport is required.
The name on the document must be the same as the name in the University’s records systems. If there has been a name change, a marriage certificate or other documentation supporting the name change, must be provided to your registrar (+ valid photo identification), in advance of visiting the TCard office.