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

Regulations are current to 2021-03-23 and last amended on 2020-04-30. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Identity documents

  •  (1) An applicant who does not hold a document described in any of paragraphs 50(1)(a) to (h) may submit with their application

    • (a) any identity document issued outside Canada before the person’s entry into Canada; or

    • (b) if there is a reasonable and objectively verifiable explanation related to circumstances in the applicant’s country of nationality or former habitual residence for the applicant’s inability to obtain any identity documents, a statutory declaration made by the applicant attesting to their identity, accompanied by

      • (i) a statutory declaration attesting to the applicant’s identity made by a person who, before the applicant’s entry into Canada, knew the applicant, a family member of the applicant or the applicant’s father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather or grandmother, or

      • (ii) a statutory declaration attesting to the applicant’s identity made by an official of an organization representing nationals of the applicant’s country of nationality or former habitual residence.

  • Marginal note:Alternative documents

    (2) A document submitted under subsection (1) shall be accepted in lieu of a document described in any of paragraphs 50(1)(a) to (h) if

    • (a) in the case of an identity document, the identity document

      • (i) is genuine,

      • (ii) identifies the applicant, and

      • (iii) constitutes credible evidence of the applicant’s identity; and

    • (b) in the case of a statutory declaration, the declaration

      • (i) is consistent with any information previously provided by the applicant to the Department or the Board, and

      • (ii) constitutes credible evidence of the applicant’s identity.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 49
  • SOR/2011-126, s. 1
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