Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 5 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-04-16:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), an application made under paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Act shall be

    • (a) made to the Minister in prescribed form; and

    • (b) filed, together with the materials described in subsection (2), with

      • (i) the Registrar, if the application is made in Canada, or

      • (ii) a foreign service officer, if the application is made outside Canada.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the materials required by this section are

    • (a) a birth certificate or, if unobtainable, other evidence that establishes the date and place of birth of the person in respect of whom the application is made;

    • (b) evidence that establishes the citizenship of the father and mother at the time of the birth of the person in respect of whom the application is made;

    • (c) evidence that establishes that the person in respect of whom the application is made was born in wedlock; and

    • (d) two photographs of the person in respect of whom the application is made, of the size and type shown on a form prescribed under section 28 of the Act and signed by the person if the person has attained the age of 14 years on or before the date of the application.

  • (3) An application referred to in subsection (1) that is made in respect of a minor child shall comply with the requirements of paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b) and be filed with the Registrar or a foreign service officer in accordance with paragraph (1)(b), together with the materials described in subsection (2) and in paragraphs 4(2)(c) and (e).

  • (4) Where an application and materials are filed with a foreign service officer under subsection (1) or (3), the officer shall forthwith forward a copy thereof to the Registrar.

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