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

Act current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-10-11. Previous Versions

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.
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