Citizenship Regulations, No. 2

Version of section 2 from 2015-06-11 to 2017-10-10:


Marginal note:Application under subsection 5(1) of Act

  •  (1) An application made under subsection 5(1) of the Act must be made in the prescribed form and filed in the manner determined by the Minister, together with the following information and materials:

    • (a) evidence that establishes the applicant’s date and place of birth;

    • (b) any document created by the Canadian immigration authorities, or other evidence, that establishes the date on which the applicant became a permanent resident;

    • (c) evidence that establishes that the applicant meets the requirements set out in subparagraphs 5(1)(c)(i) and (ii) of the Act;

    • (d) whichever of the following numbers that was most recently issued to the applicant:

      • (i) a social insurance number,

      • (ii) an individual tax number assigned to them by the Canada Revenue Agency, or

      • (iii) a temporary tax number assigned to them by the Canada Revenue Agency;

    • (e) if the applicant has one of the numbers referred to in subparagraphs (d)(i) to (iii), evidence that establishes that the applicant consents to the sharing of their tax information by the Canada Revenue Agency with the Minister;

    • (f) if an applicant does not have one of the numbers referred to in subparagraphs (d)(i) to (iii), a declaration stating that they do not have such a number and were not required to file a return of income under the Income Tax Act for each of the taxation years that are fully or partially within the six years before the day on which their application is made;

    • (g) evidence that establishes that the applicant, if they are under 65 years of age on the day on which the application is made, has an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada, including language test results or other evidence that establishes that the applicant meets the criteria set out in section 14 of the Regulations;

    • (h) two photographs of the applicant in the format specified on the prescribed form; and

    • (i) evidence that establishes that the applicant has paid the fees required under sections 31 and 32 of the Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Application under subsection 5(1) of Act — Canadian Forces members

    (2) An application made under subsection 5(1) of the Act by a permanent resident who is a member or a former member of the Canadian Forces must be made in the prescribed form and filed in the manner determined by the Minister, together with the following information and materials:

    • (a) evidence that establishes the applicant’s date and place of birth;

    • (b) any document created by Canadian immigration authorities, or other evidence, that establishes the date on which the applicant became a permanent resident;

    • (c) evidence that establishes that the applicant has completed at least three years of service in the Canadian Forces during the six years before the day on which their application is made;

    • (d) whichever of the following numbers that was most recently issued to the applicant:

      • (i) a social insurance number,

      • (ii) an individual tax number assigned to them by the Canada Revenue Agency, or

      • (iii) a temporary tax number assigned to them by the Canada Revenue Agency;

    • (e) evidence that establishes that the applicant consents to the sharing of their tax information by the Canada Revenue Agency with the Minister;

    • (f) if the applicant was released from the Canadian Forces, evidence that establishes that they were released honourably;

    • (g) evidence that demonstrates that the applicant, if under 65 years of age on the day on which their application is made, has an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada, including language test results or other evidence that establishes that the applicant meets the criteria set out in section 14 of the Regulations;

    • (h) two photographs of the applicant in the format specified on the prescribed form; and

    • (i) evidence that establishes that the applicant has paid the fees required under sections 31 and 32 of the Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Application under subsection 5(1) of Act — Canadian Forces

    (3) An application made under subsection 5(1) of the Act by a person who is or was attached or seconded to the Canadian Forces must be made in the prescribed form and filed in the manner determined by the Minister, together with the following information and materials:

    • (a) evidence that establishes the applicant’s date and place of birth;

    • (b) evidence that establishes that the applicant has completed at least three years of service in the Canadian Forces during the six years before the day on which the application is made;

    • (c) evidence that establishes that the applicant, if they are under 65 years of age on the day on which the application is made, has an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada, including language test results or other evidence that establishes that the applicant meets the criteria set out in section 14 of the Regulations;

    • (d) two photographs of the applicant in the format specified on the prescribed form; and

    • (e) evidence that establishes that the applicant has paid the fees required under sections 31 and 32 of the Regulations.

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