Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2017-10-24. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Change in information

 The applicant must notify the Minister without delay of any change in their address, telephone number or email address and, if the applicant is represented, the address, telephone number, fax number or email address of their representative.

  • SOR/2017-38, s. 3.

PART 4Procedures

DIVISION 1Visa Issuance

Marginal note:When unenforced removal order

 A visa shall not be issued to a foreign national who is subject to an unenforced removal order.

Marginal note:General rule — one-step process
  •  (1) For the purposes of determining whether a child is a dependent child, the lock-in date for the age of a child of a person who is a member of any of the classes set out in these Regulations, other than in those cases referred to in subsections (2) to (9), and who makes an application under Division 5, 6 or 7 of Part 5 is the date on which the application is made.

  • Marginal note:Certificat de sélection — distressful situation

    (2) For the purposes of determining whether a child is a dependent child, the lock-in date for the age of a child of a person who is referred to in section 71, to whom a Certificat de sélection du Québec has been issued declaring that that person is in a particularly distressful situation and who makes an application under Division 6 of Part 5 is the date on which the application for selection was made to Quebec.

  • Marginal note:Quebec economic candidate

    (3) For the purposes of determining whether a child is a dependent child, the lock-in date for the age of a child of a person who is referred to in section 86, 90, 97 or 101, to whom a Certificat de sélection du Québec has been issued and who makes an application under Division 6 of Part 5 is the date on which the application for selection was made to Quebec.

  • Marginal note:Provincial nominee

    (4) For the purposes of determining whether a child is a dependent child, the lock-in date for the age of a child of a person who is a member of the provincial nominee class, who is nominated by the province and who makes an application under Division 6 of Part 5 is the date on which the application for nomination was made to the province.

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/2017-78, s. 2]

  • Marginal note:Sponsorship — refugee

    (6) For the purposes of determining whether a child is a dependent child, the lock-in date for the age of a child of a person who is referred to in paragraph 139(1)(h), who makes an application under Division 6 of Part 5 and in respect of whom an undertaking application is made by a sponsor who meets the requirements of sponsorship set out in section 158 is the date on which the undertaking application was made to Quebec.

  • Marginal note:Refugee

    (7) For the purposes of determining whether a child is a dependent child, the lock-in date for the age of a child of a person who submits an application for a permanent resident visa under Division 1 of Part 8 along with one of the referrals set out in section 140.3 is the date on which the referral was made.

  • Marginal note:Family member who does not accompany applicant

    (8) For the purposes of determining whether a child who submits an application under paragraph 141(1)(b) is the dependent child of a person who has submitted an application under paragraph 139(1)(b), the lock-in date for the age of that child is the date on which that person submitted the application.

  • Marginal note:Refugee protection

    (9) For the purposes of determining whether a child is a dependent child, the lock-in date for the age of a child of a person who has submitted a claim for refugee protection inside Canada under subsection 99(3) of the Act, who has acquired protected person status and who has made an application for permanent residence is the date on which the claim for refugee protection was made.

  • SOR/2014-133, s. 2;
  • SOR/2016-316, s. 1;
  • SOR/2017-78, s. 2.

DIVISION 1.1Issuance of Electronic Travel Authorization

Marginal note:Electronic travel authorization not to be issued

 An electronic travel authorization shall not be issued to a foreign national who is subject to an unenforced removal order.

  • SOR/2015-77, s. 4.

DIVISION 2Authorization to Enter Canada

Marginal note:Designation of ports of entry

 The Minister may, on the basis of the following factors, designate a place as a port of entry as well as the port of entry’s dates and hours of operation:

  • (a) the frequency or anticipated frequency of persons arriving from abroad in the area under consideration;

  • (b) the need for the services of the Canada Border Services Agency in that area;

  • (c) the operational requirements of commercial transporters; and

  • (d) administrative arrangements with other departments or agencies of the Government of Canada.

  • SOR/2017-214, s. 1.
Marginal note:Obligation on entry
  •  (1) Unless these Regulations provide otherwise, for the purpose of the examination required by subsection 18(1) of the Act, a person must appear without delay before an officer at a port of entry.

  • Marginal note:Seeking entry at a place other than a port of entry

    (2) Unless these Regulations provide otherwise, a person who seeks to enter Canada at a place other than a port of entry must appear without delay for examination at the port of entry that is nearest to that place.

  • Marginal note:Refused entry elsewhere

    (3) For the purposes of section 18 of the Act, every person who has been returned to Canada as a result of the refusal of another country to allow that person entry is a person seeking to enter Canada.

DIVISION 3Conduct of Examination

General

Marginal note:Examination

 For the purposes of subsection 15(1) of the Act, a person makes an application in accordance with the Act by

  • (a) submitting an application in writing;

  • (b) seeking to enter Canada;

  • (c) seeking to transit through Canada as provided in section 35; or

  • (d) making a claim for refugee protection.

Marginal note:Medical examination

 For the purposes of paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act, a medical examination includes any or all of the following:

  • (a) physical examination;

  • (b) mental examination;

  • (c) review of past medical history;

  • (d) laboratory test;

  • (e) diagnostic test; and

  • (f) medical assessment of records respecting the applicant.

Marginal note:Exemptions from medical examination requirement
  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act, the following foreign nationals are exempt from the requirement to submit to a medical examination:

    • (a) foreign nationals other than

      • (i) subject to paragraph (g), foreign nationals who are applying for a permanent resident visa or applying to remain in Canada as a permanent resident, as well as their family members, whether accompanying or not,

      • (ii) foreign nationals who are seeking to work in Canada in an occupation in which the protection of public health is essential,

      • (iii) foreign nationals who

        • (A) are seeking to enter Canada or applying for renewal of their work or study permit or authorization to remain in Canada as a temporary resident for a period in excess of six consecutive months, including an actual or proposed period of absence from Canada of less than 14 days, and

        • (B) have resided or stayed for a period of six consecutive months, at any time during the one-year period immediately preceding the date that they sought entry or made their application, in an area that the Minister determines, after consultation with the Minister of Health, has a higher incidence of serious communicable disease than Canada,

      • (iv) foreign nationals who an officer, or the Immigration Division, has reasonable grounds to believe are inadmissible under subsection 38(1) of the Act,

      • (v) foreign nationals who claim refugee protection in Canada, and

      • (vi) foreign nationals who are seeking to enter or remain in Canada and who may apply to the Minister for protection under subsection 112(1) of the Act, other than foreign nationals who have not left Canada since their claim for refugee protection or application for protection was rejected;

    • (b) a person described in paragraph 186(b) who is entering or is in Canada to carry out official duties, unless they seek to engage or continue in secondary employment in Canada;

    • (c) a family member of a person described in paragraph 186(b), unless that family member seeks to engage or continue in employment in Canada;

    • (d) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state as defined in the Visiting Forces Act, who is entering or is in Canada to carry out official duties, other than a person who has been designated as a civilian component of those armed forces, unless that member seeks to engage or continue in secondary employment in Canada;

    • (e) a family member of a protected person, if the family member is not included in the protected person’s application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident; and

    • (f) a non-accompanying family member of a foreign national who has applied for refugee protection outside Canada.

    • (g) [Repealed, SOR/2017-78, s. 3]

  • Marginal note:Subsequent examination

    (2) Every foreign national who has undergone a medical examination as required under paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act must submit to a new medical examination before entering Canada if, after being authorized to enter and remain in Canada, they have resided or stayed for a total period in excess of six months in an area that the Minister determines, after consultation with the Minister of Health, has a higher incidence of serious communicable disease than Canada.

  • Marginal note:Medical certificate

    (3) Every foreign national who must submit to a medical examination, as required under paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act, and who seeks to enter Canada must hold a medical certificate — based on the most recent medical examination to which they were required to submit under that paragraph and which took place within the previous 12 months — that indicates that their health condition is not likely to be a danger to public health or public safety and, unless subsection 38(2) of the Act applies, is not reasonably expected to cause excessive demand.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 9;
  • SOR/2010-78, s. 1;
  • SOR/2012-154, s. 3;
  • SOR/2017-78, s. 3.
 
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