Citizenship Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-29)

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-06-11. Previous Versions

PART IVEVIDENCE OF CITIZENSHIP

Marginal note:Application for evidence of citizenship
  •  (1) The Minister shall — on application by a person — determine, including by way of an electronic system, whether they are a citizen and, if they are,

    • (a) subject to any regulations made under paragraph 27(1)(i), issue a certificate of citizenship to them; or

    • (b) subject to any regulations made under paragraph 27(1)(i) or (i.1), provide them with some other means to establish their citizenship.

  • Marginal note:Providing evidence of citizenship on acquisition

    (2) After a person acquires citizenship as a result of an application under section 5 or 5.1 or subsection 11(1), the Minister shall

    • (a) issue a certificate of citizenship to the person; or

    • (b) provide the person with some other means to establish their citizenship.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 12;
  • 2008, c. 14, ss. 8, 13;
  • 2014, c. 22, s. 10.

PART VPROCEDURE

Marginal note:Applications

 An application is to be accepted for processing under this Act only if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

  • (a) the application is made in the form and manner and at the place required under this Act;

  • (b) it includes the information required under this Act;

  • (c) it is accompanied by any supporting evidence and fees required under this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 13;
  • 2008, c. 14, s. 9;
  • 2014, c. 22, s. 11.
Marginal note:Suspension of processing

 The Minister may suspend the processing of an application for as long as is necessary to receive

  • (a) any information or evidence or the results of any investigation or inquiry for the purpose of ascertaining whether the applicant meets the requirements under this Act relating to the application, whether the applicant should be the subject of an admissibility hearing or a removal order under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or whether section 20 or 22 applies with respect to the applicant; and

  • (b) in the case of an applicant who is a permanent resident and who is the subject of an admissibility hearing under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the determination as to whether a removal order is to be made against the applicant.

  • 2014, c. 22, s. 11.
Marginal note:Abandonment of application
  •  (1) The Minister may treat an application as abandoned

    • (a) if the applicant fails, without reasonable excuse, when required by the Minister under section 23.1,

      • (i) in the case where the Minister requires additional information or evidence without requiring an appearance, to provide the additional information or evidence by the date specified, or

      • (ii) in the case where the Minister requires an appearance for the purpose of providing additional information or evidence, to appear at the time and at the place — or at the time and by the means — specified or to provide the additional information or evidence at his or her appearance; or

    • (b) in the case of an applicant who must take the oath of citizenship to become a citizen, if the applicant fails, without reasonable excuse, to appear and take the oath at the time and at the place — or at the time and by the means — specified in an invitation from the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Effect of abandonment

    (2) If the Minister treats an application as abandoned, no further action is to be taken with respect to it.

  • 2014, c. 22, s. 11.