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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 18 from 2017-06-19 to 2023-05-17:

Marginal note:Examination by officer

  •  (1) Subject to the regulations, every person seeking to enter Canada must appear for an examination to determine whether that person has a right to enter Canada or is or may become authorized to enter and remain in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Transit

    (2) Subsection (1) also applies to persons who, without leaving Canada, seek to leave an area at an airport that is reserved for passengers who are in transit or who are waiting to depart Canada.

  • Marginal note:Powers of officer

    (3) Even though a person seeking to enter Canada is not, in accordance with regulations made under subsection 26(2), required to appear for an examination, an officer may require the person to do so.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 18
  • 2017, c. 11, s. 5
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