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

Act current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-06-22. Previous Versions

Definition of document of citizenship

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section, document of citizenship means a certificate of citizenship, a document provided under paragraph 12(1)(b) or (2)(b), a certificate of naturalization or a certificate of renunciation.

  • Marginal note:Indictable offences and punishment

    (2) A person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years if that person

    • (a) obtains or uses a document of citizenship of another person to personate that other person;

    • (b) knowingly permits a document of citizenship relating to him or her to be used by another person to personate him or her; or

    • (c) is in possession of a document of citizenship that he or she knows has been unlawfully issued or altered, or counterfeited.

  • Marginal note:Offences and punishment

    (3) A person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years if that person

    • (a) without lawful authority issues, provides or alters a document of citizenship;

    • (b) counterfeits a document of citizenship;

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

    • (d) traffics in documents of citizenship or has such documents in his or her possession for the purpose of trafficking.

  • 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.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 29;
  • 2014, c. 22, s. 28.
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