Citizenship Regulations (SOR/93-246)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-02-06. Previous Versions

CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP

 An application by a citizen for a certificate of citizenship made under subsection 12(1) of the Act shall be

  • (a) made in prescribed form; and

  • (b) filed with the Registrar, together with

    • (i) evidence that establishes that the applicant is a citizen, and

    • (ii) two photographs of the applicant of the size and type shown on a form prescribed under section 28 of the Act.

  • SOR/2009-108, s. 17.

PROCEDURE

  •  (1) On receipt of an application made in accordance with subsection 3(1), 3.1(1), 7(1) or 8(1), the Registrar shall cause to be commenced the inquiries necessary to determine whether the person in respect of whom the application is made meets the requirements of the Act and these Regulations with respect to the application.

  • (2) If a person who makes an application referred to in subsection 3(1) fails to provide the materials described in subsection 3(4), the citizenship officer to whom the application has been forwarded shall send a notice in writing by mail to the person, at their latest known address, advising that the person is required to provide the materials to that citizenship officer by the date specified in the notice.

  • (3) If a person who makes an application referred to in subsection 3.1(1), 7(1) or 8(1) fails to provide the materials described in subsections 3.1(1), 7(3) or 8(2), as the case may be, the Registrar shall send a notice in writing by mail to the person, at their latest known address, advising that the person is required to provide the materials to the Registrar by the date specified in the notice.

  • (4) If a person, other than a person who makes an application referred to in subsection 3.1(1), fails to comply with a notice sent under subsection (2) or (3), the citizenship officer or the Registrar, as the case may be, shall send a second notice in writing by mail to the person, at their latest known address, advising that the person is required to provide the materials described in subsection 3(4), 7(3) or 8(2), as the case may be, to the Registrar or to the citizenship officer, as the case may be, by the date specified in the notice.

  • (5) After completion of the inquiries commenced under subsection (1), the Registrar shall

    • (a) in the case of an application and materials filed in accordance with subsection 3(1), request the citizenship officer to whom the application and materials have been forwarded to refer the application and materials to a citizenship judge for consideration; and

    • (b) in the case of an application and materials filed under subsection 3.1(1), 7(1) or 8(1), forward the application and materials to a citizenship officer of the citizenship office that the Registrar considers appropriate in the circumstances, and request the citizenship officer to refer the application and materials to a citizenship judge for consideration.

  • (6) A citizenship officer to whom an application and materials have been forwarded under subsection 3(5) or paragraph 11(5)(b) shall enter in the records of the citizenship office the date on which the Registrar received the application and materials.

  • (7) If it appears to a citizenship judge that the approval of an application referred to the citizenship judge under subsection (5) may not be possible on the basis of the information available, that citizenship judge shall ask the Minister to send a notice in writing by mail to the applicant, at the applicant’s latest known address, giving the applicant an opportunity to appear in person before that citizenship judge at the date, time and place specified in the notice.

  • (8) If an applicant referred to in subsection (7) fails to appear in person at the specified date, time and place, the Minister shall give the applicant at least seven days’ notice in writing by mail, at the applicant’s latest known address, advising that the applicant may appear in person before the citizenship judge at the new date, time and place specified in the notice.

  • (9) Where an applicant fails to comply with a notice given pursuant to subsection (4) or fails to appear at the new date, time and place set pursuant to subsection (8), the applicant’s application and any materials relating to it shall be forwarded to the Registrar, who shall record the application as having been abandoned, and no further action shall be taken with respect to the application.

  • (10) Where an application has been recorded as abandoned pursuant to subsection (9), the applicant may make a new application.

  • SOR/94-442, s. 2;
  • SOR/2009-108, s. 18.