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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 315.23 from 2017-05-05 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Authority to disclose information

  •  (1) The Minister may disclose information to the Government of the United States in making a query to that Government, or in response to a query made by that Government, only for the following purposes:

    • (a) to support an examination following an application made by a national of a third country to obtain a permanent or temporary resident visa, an electronic travel authorization, a work permit, a study permit, protected person status or another immigration benefit under federal immigration legislation;

    • (b) to support an examination or determination as to whether a national of a third country is authorized or not authorized to travel to, enter or remain in Canada or the United States, as the case may be;

    • (c) to ensure the accuracy and reliability of biographic data or other immigration-related data.

  • Marginal note:Response to query — limitation

    (2) In the case of a response to a query made by the Government of the United States, the Minister may disclose information only in respect of any of the following nationals of a third country:

    • (a) those who were previously determined to be inadmissible under the Act;

    • (b) those who did not meet the requirements under the Act;

    • (c) those in respect of whom a fingerprint match is established; or

    • (d) those who have been issued or denied a document required to enter Canada as a temporary resident.

  • SOR/2014-6, s. 1
  • SOR/2017-53, s. 11
  • SOR/2017-79, s. 1(F)

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