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Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2009-04-17 to 2015-06-10:

  •  (1) An application made under subsection 11(1) of the Act shall be

    • (a) made in prescribed form;

    • (b) if the application is made by a minor child, countersigned by a person who is authorized by paragraph 4(1)(a) to make an application under subsection 5(2) of the Act; and

    • (c) filed with the Registrar, together with the materials described in subsection (2).

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

    • (a) a birth certificate or other evidence that establishes the date and place of birth of the applicant;

    • (b) two photographs of the applicant of the size and type shown on a form prescribed under section 28 of the Act;

    • (c) evidence that establishes that the applicant was a citizen but has ceased to be one;

    • (d) any document that has been or may be created by the Canadian immigration authorities, or other evidence, that establishes the date on which the applicant was lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence;

    • (e) if the application is made by a minor child and is countersigned by a person other than the father or mother of the minor child, a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction or of a written agreement, or other evidence that establishes that the person who countersigned the application has the custody of the minor child; and

    • (f) evidence that establishes that the applicant has resided in Canada for at least one year immediately before the date of his or her application.

  • SOR/2009-108, s. 16
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