Citizenship Regulations (SOR/93-246)

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2018-12-05. Previous Versions

Disclosure of Information (continued)

 The Minister may disclose information with respect to the citizenship status of a person to any department or agency of the government of Canada or of a province with which the Minister has entered into an arrangement or agreement for the disclosure of the information for the purpose of determining the person’s eligibility for a benefit or program.

  • SOR/2015-129, s. 8
  •  (1) The Minister may disclose information with respect to the loss of citizenship of a person or the cancellation of any certificate set out in subsection 26(3) to any department or agency of the government of Canada or of a province with which the Minister has entered into an arrangement or agreement for the disclosure of the information.

  • (2) If the loss of the person’s citizenship occurred as a result of false representation, fraud or concealment of material circumstances, the Minister may disclose to departments and agencies of the government of Canada or of a province any relevant information related to the false representation, fraud or concealment of material circumstances, as the case may be.

  • SOR/2015-129, s. 8
  •  (1) The Minister may disclose within his or her own department any information obtained through the management of the citizenship program for the purpose of the administration and enforcement of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the laws respecting passports and other travel documents.

  • (2) The Minister may disclose to the Department of Employment and Social Development and to the Canada Border Services Agency any information obtained through the management of the citizenship program for the purpose of the administration and enforcement of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the laws respecting passports and other travel documents if the Minister has entered into an arrangement with that Department or Agency for the disclosure of the information.

  • SOR/2015-129, s. 8
  •  (1) The Minister may require an applicant to provide their social insurance number, if any, in any application made under subsection 5(1) or 11(1) of the Act.

  • (2) The Minister may disclose the following information to the Canada Revenue Agency if the Minister has entered into an arrangement with the Agency for the disclosure of the information:

    • (a) the social insurance number of an applicant for the purposes of verifying whether the applicant has complied with the requirements set out in paragraphs 5(1)(c) and (1.2)(b) and 11(1)(d) and (1.1)(b) of the Act; and

    • (b) any relevant information related to any discrepancies between the information obtained from the applicant and that provided by the Agency if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the discrepancy is a result of false representation, fraud or concealment of material circumstances made in the course of an application, as well as any personal information, including the social insurance number, of an applicant that the Agency is authorized to collect for the purpose of the administration of its programs and the enforcement of the legislation for which it is responsible.

  • SOR/2015-129, s. 8

 The Minister may disclose the identity or the status of a person to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to any provincial or municipal police force or to any other investigative bodies with which the Minister has entered into an arrangement or agreement for the disclosure of that information.

  • SOR/2015-129, s. 8

Seizure of Documents

 If the Minister seizes a document under section 23.2 of the Act, the Minister must provide to the person who provided the document written notice of the seizure that includes the grounds for the seizure and that states that the person may provide additional information with respect to the document.

  • SOR/2018-264, s. 4

 The Minister may, for the purpose of the administration and enforcement of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, disclose to the Canada Border Services Agency, information with respect to the seized document and may provide the seized document to the Agency. The Agency may keep the seized document for the period necessary to determine whether it appears to be genuine or to have been unlawfully altered.

  • SOR/2018-264, s. 4

 If the Minister determines that the seized document was not fraudulently or improperly obtained or used, or that its seizure is not necessary to prevent its fraudulent or improper use, the Minister must return the document to the person who provided it.

  • SOR/2018-264, s. 4

 If the Minister determines that the seized document was obtained or used fraudulently or improperly or that the seizure is necessary to prevent its fraudulent or improper use, the document must be detained for as long as is necessary for the administration of the laws of Canada, after which it will be returned to the authority that issued it or disposed of in accordance with the laws of Canada.

  • SOR/2018-264, s. 4

Fees

  •  (1) Subject to this section, for an application set out in column I of an item of the schedule, the fee set out in column III of that item is payable to the applicable department or officer set out in column II of that item.

  • (2) No fee is payable in respect of the administration of an oath of citizenship.

  • (3) No fee is payable in respect of the administration of an oath, solemn affirmation or statutory declaration where it is administered by a person employed by Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • (4) No fee is payable in respect of the replacement of a certificate where the certificate was lost, mislaid or mutilated or destroyed without lawful excuse by a court of law, a department or agency of the Government of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Canadian Forces.

  • (5) No fee is payable in respect of a search of the records kept in the course of the administration of the Act or prior legislation or the provision of a copy of a document from those records where the search or copy is requested by

    • (a) a department or agency of the Government of Canada or of a province;

    • (b) the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Canadian Forces; or

    • (c) a person who has submitted, in accordance with section 14 of the Regulations, an application for a certificate of citizenship in respect of which a determination has not yet been made.

  • SOR/2015-129, s. 9

Fee for Right to Be a Citizen

 The fee to be paid for the right to be a citizen conferred by or on behalf of Her Majesty on a person who is eighteen years of age or over is $100 and is payable by the person at the time of making the application.

  • SOR/95-122, s. 1

Remission

 Remission is hereby granted of the fee paid under section 32 where the right to be a citizen is not conferred by or on behalf of Her Majesty on the person, so that the fee is refunded, by the Minister, to the person who paid it.

  • SOR/95-122, s. 1
 
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