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Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 5.3 from 2015-06-11 to 2024-02-06:


 The following factors are to be considered in determining whether the requirements of subsection 5.1(2) of the Act have been met in respect of the adoption of a person referred to in section 7 of the Regulations:

  • (a) if the adoption occurred in Canada,

    • (i) whether a provincial competent authority has stated, in writing, that it does not object to the adoption, and

    • (ii) whether the pre-existing legal parent-child relationship was permanently severed by the adoption;

  • (b) in all other cases,

    • (i) whether the competent authorities of the person’s country of habitual residence at the time of the adoption and in the country of the intended destination have stated, in writing, that they do not object to the adoption, and

    • (ii) whether the pre-existing legal parent-child relationship was permanently severed by the adoption.

  • SOR/2007-281, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-108, s. 10
  • SOR/2015-129, s. 2

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