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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 50 from 2016-11-19 to 2020-06-17:


Marginal note:Documents — permanent residents

  •  (1) In addition to the permanent resident visa required of a foreign national who is a member of a class referred to in subsection 70(2), a foreign national seeking to become a permanent resident must hold

    • (a) a passport, other than a diplomatic, official or similar passport, that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national;

    • (b) a travel document that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national;

    • (c) an identity or travel document that was issued by a country to non-national residents, refugees or stateless persons who are unable to obtain a passport or other travel document from their country of citizenship or nationality or who have no country of citizenship or nationality;

    • (d) a travel document that was issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, to enable and facilitate emigration;

    • (e) a passport or travel document that was issued by the Palestinian Authority;

    • (f) an exit visa that was issued by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to its citizens who were compelled to relinquish their Soviet nationality in order to emigrate from that country;

    • (g) a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British National (Overseas), as a person born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong;

    • (h) a passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China; or

    • (i) a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British Subject.

  • Marginal note:Exception — protected persons

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who is a protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Act and holds a permanent resident visa when it is not possible for the person to obtain a passport or an identity or travel document referred to in subsection (1).

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2010-54, s. 1]

  • SOR/2008-253, s. 1
  • SOR/2010-54, s. 1
  • SOR/2011-125, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-139, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2016-298, s. 1(F)
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