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

Act current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2017-10-11. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Revocation by Minister — fraud, false representation, etc.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection 10.1(1), the Minister may revoke a person’s citizenship or renunciation of citizenship if the Minister is satisfied on a balance of probabilities that the person has obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2017, c. 14, s. 3]

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (3) Before revoking a person’s citizenship or renunciation of citizenship, the Minister shall provide the person with a written notice that specifies

    • (a) the person’s right to make written representations;

    • (b) the period within which the person may make his or her representations and the form and manner in which they must be made; and

    • (c) the grounds on which the Minister is relying to make his or her decision.

  • Marginal note:Hearing

    (4) A hearing may be held if the Minister, on the basis of prescribed factors, is of the opinion that a hearing is required.

  • Marginal note:Notice of decision

    (5) The Minister shall provide his or her decision to the person in writing.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 10;
  • 2014, c. 22, s. 8;
  • 2017, c. 14, s. 3.
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