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

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-10-11. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Revocation for fraud — declaration of Court
  •  (1) If the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that a person obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances, with respect to a fact described in section 34, 35 or 37 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act other than a fact that is also described in paragraph 36(1)(a) or (b) or (2)(a) or (b) of that Act, the person’s citizenship or renunciation of citizenship may be revoked only if the Minister seeks a declaration, in an action that the Minister commences, that the person has obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances and the Court makes such a declaration.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2017, c. 14, s. 4]

  • Marginal note:Effect of declaration

    (3) A declaration made under subsection (1) has the effect of revoking a person’s citizenship or renunciation of citizenship.

  • Marginal note:Proof

    (4) For the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister need prove only that the person has obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances.

  • 2014, c. 22, s. 8;
  • 2017, c. 14, s. 4.
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