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Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 19 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-04-16:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 5(3) of the Act and section 22 of these Regulations, a person who has been granted citizenship under subsection 5(1) of the Act shall take the oath of citizenship by swearing or solemnly affirming it before a citizenship judge.

  • (2) Unless the Minister otherwise directs, the oath of citizenship shall be taken at a citizenship ceremony.

  • (3) Where a person is to take the oath of citizenship at a citizenship ceremony, a certificate of citizenship shall be forwarded by the Registrar to a citizenship officer of the appropriate citizenship court, who shall notify the person of the date, time and place at which the person is to appear before the citizenship judge to take the oath of citizenship and receive the person’s certificate of citizenship.

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