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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27)

Act current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2022-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Visa or other document not to be issued

  •  (1) An officer may not issue a visa or other document in respect of an application for permanent residence to a foreign national who was issued an invitation under Division 0.1 to make that application if — at the time the invitation was issued or at the time the officer received their application — the foreign national

    • (a) did not meet the criteria set out in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(e);

    • (b) did not have the qualifications on the basis of which they were ranked under an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(h) and were issued the invitation; or

    • (c) did not meet the criteria for membership in a category that was established in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(h.2), if they were issued an invitation on the basis that they were eligible to be a member of that category.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) Despite subsection (1), an officer may issue the visa or other document if, at the time the officer received their application,

    • (a) the foreign national did not meet the criteria set out in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(e) — or they did not have the qualifications on the basis of which they were ranked under an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(h) or did not meet the criteria for membership in a category that was established in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(h.2) — because the foreign national’s birthday occurred after the invitation was issued; or

    • (b) the foreign national did not have the qualifications they had at the time the invitation was issued and on the basis of which they were ranked under an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(h), but

      • (i) they met the criteria set out in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(e),

      • (i.1) they met the criteria for membership of a category established in an instruction given under paragraph 10.3(1)(h.2), if they were issued the invitation on the basis that they were eligible to be a member of that category, and

      • (ii) they occupied a rank that is not lower than the rank that a foreign national was required to have occupied to be invited to make an application.

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