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

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Laying of proposed regulations
  •  (1) The Minister shall cause a copy of each regulation proposed to be made under paragraph 27(d.1) to be laid before each House of Parliament, and each House shall refer the proposed regulation to the appropriate Committee of that House.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) No proposed regulation that has been laid under subsection (1) need again be laid under that subsection, whether or not it has been altered.

  • Marginal note:Making of regulations

    (3) The Governor in Council may make the regulation at any time after the proposed regulation has been laid before each House of Parliament under subsection (1).

  • 2007, c. 24, s. 3.1.
Marginal note:User Fees Act

 The User Fees Act does not apply in respect of a fee for services provided in the administration of this Act.

  • 2013, c. 33, s. 171.
Marginal note:Powers of Minister

 The Minister may prescribe the forms of applications, certificates and other documents required for the purposes of this Act.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 108, s. 27.
Marginal note:Sunset  —  after five years
  •  (1) Section 14 expires five years after the day on which subsection 22.1(3) comes into force unless, before then, the Minister extends its application for up to five years.

  • Marginal note:Sunset  —  further periods of up to five years

    (2) The Minister may, before the expiry of each extended period, extend the application of that section for up to five years.

  • Marginal note:Sunset  — subsection 22.1(3)

    (3) Subsection 22.1(3) expires 30 days after the day on which section 14 expires.

  • 2014, c. 22, s. 27.

PART VIIOFFENCES

Marginal note:Definition of “certificate”
  •  (1) For the purposes of this section, “certificate” means a certificate of citizenship, a certificate of naturalization or a certificate of renunciation.

  • Marginal note:Offences and punishment

    (2) A person who

    • (a) for any of the purposes of this Act makes any false representation, commits fraud or knowingly conceals any material circumstances,

    • (b) obtains or uses a certificate of another person in order to personate that other person,

    • (c) knowingly permits his certificate to be used by another person to personate himself, or

    • (d) traffics in certificates or has in his possession any certificate for the purpose of trafficking,

    is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) A person who

    • (a) without lawful authority issues or alters a certificate,

    • (b) counterfeits a certificate, or

    • (c) uses, acts on or causes or attempts to cause any person to use or act on a certificate, knowing it to have been unlawfully issued or altered or to have been counterfeited,

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) A person who contravenes any provision of this Act or the regulations for the contravention of which no fine or imprisonment is provided in this Act is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 108, s. 28.