I am a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. I have never held a Canadian passport, and I decided to put together my application for one.
I have a Canadian citizenship certificate, and that is required to send in with the passport application. But this certificate card was issued when I was 2 years old. There's no expiration date on the card, but I wonder if my application will be scrutinized or otherwise delayed if I send in a card with a photo from over 25 years ago with a picture of a child on it - that kid could be anybody, after all!
I thought about first updating my citizenship certificate but the processing time takes about 5 months.
Is it necessary or required to update the citizenship certificate, particularly in support of the passport application?