Citizenship Act

Version of section 27 from 2015-05-28 to 2015-06-10:

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing the manner in which and the place at which applications are to be made and notices are to be given under this Act and the evidence that is to be provided with respect to those applications and notices;

  • (b) respecting fees for services provided in the administration of this Act, and cases in which those fees may be waived;

  • (c) providing for the remission of fees referred to in paragraph (b);

  • (d) providing for various criteria that may be applied to determine whether a person

    • (i) has an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada, or

    • (ii) has an adequate knowledge of Canada and of the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship;

    • (iii) [Repealed, 2008, c. 14, s. 12]

  • (d.1) providing for the factors to be considered in determining whether the requirements set out in section 5.1 are met;

  • (d.2) providing for the circumstances in which the Minister shall determine that any of the requirements of subsections 5.1(1) and (2) are met;

  • (d.3) providing for the circumstances in which a review of an application under section 5.1 is suspended;

  • (e) prescribing the procedures to be followed in the referral of applications to citizenship judges;

  • (f) prescribing the procedures to be followed by citizenship judges in the performance of their duties;

  • (g) prescribing the ceremonial procedures to be followed by citizenship judges;

  • (h) respecting the taking of the oath of citizenship;

  • (i) providing for the number of copies of any certificate, declaration or other document made or issued under this Act or prior legislation or any regulations made thereunder that any person is entitled to have;

  • (j) providing for the surrender and retention of certificates of citizenship, certificates of naturalization or certificates of renunciation issued or granted under this Act or prior legislation or any regulations made thereunder if there is reason to believe that the holder thereof may not be entitled thereto or has contravened any of the provisions of this Act;

  • (j.1) providing for the renunciation of citizenship by persons who are citizens under paragraph 3(1)(f) or (g);

  • (j.2) prescribing the factors that the Minister shall consider in forming an opinion as to whether a hearing is required under subsection 10(4);

  • (k) providing for the surrender and cancellation of certificates referred to in paragraph (j) where the holder thereof has ceased to be entitled thereto; and

  • (l) generally, to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 27;
  • 2007, c. 24, s. 3;
  • 2008, c. 14, s. 12;
  • 2013, c. 33, s. 170;
  • 2014, c. 22, s. 24;
  • 2015, c. 9, s. 10.
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