Marginal note:Resumption by application
11. (1) The Minister shall grant citizenship to any person who, having ceased to be a citizen,
(a) makes an application for resumption of citizenship;
(b) is not the subject of an order of or a declaration by the Governor in Council made pursuant to section 10 or 20 of this Act or section 18 of the former Act;
(c) is not under a removal order; and
(d) has become a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and has, since having ceased to be a citizen and become a permanent resident, resided in Canada for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the application.
(1.1) The requirement set out in paragraph (1)(d) does not apply to a person who ceased to be a citizen, before February 15, 1977, because a parent of that person ceased to be a citizen as a result of
(a) acquiring the nationality or citizenship of a country other than Canada; or
(b) renouncing his or her Canadian citizenship.
Marginal note:Automatic acquisition of citizenship
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, a woman, who
(a) by virtue of any law of Canada in force at any time before January 1, 1947 had, by reason only of her marriage or the acquisition by her husband of a foreign nationality, ceased to be a British subject, and
(b) would have been a citizen had the former Act come into force immediately before her marriage or the acquisition by her husband of a foreign nationality,
acquires citizenship immediately on the receipt by the Minister of a notice in writing by her that she elects to be a citizen.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 11;
- 2001, c. 27, s. 229;
- 2005, c. 17, s. 1.
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