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Certain Fees in Respect of the Issuance of Passports (2017 British Columbia Forest Fires) Remission Order

SI/2021-20

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT

Registration 2021-05-26

Certain Fees in Respect of the Issuance of Passports (2017 British Columbia Forest Fires) Remission Order

P.C. 2021-396 2021-05-14

His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of Canada in Council, considering that it is in the public interest to do so, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to subsection 23(2.1)Footnote a of the Financial Administration ActFootnote b, makes the annexed Certain Fees in Respect of the Issuance of Passports (2017 British Columbia Forest Fires) Remission Order.

Marginal note:Definition of passport

 In this Order, passport has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Canadian Passport Order.

Marginal note:Remission

  •  (1) Remission is granted to any person who meets the conditions set out in subsection (2) of fees paid or payable under paragraphs 7(a) to (c) and item 14 of the schedule to the Passport and Other Travel Document Services Fees Regulations or under section 4 of the Consular Services Fees Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (2) The conditions are the following:

    • (a) at some time during the period beginning on July 7 and ending on September 15, 2017, the person was in, or had their residence in, an area affected by a forest fire originating in British Columbia;

    • (b) a passport that was issued to that person was, while it was valid, lost, damaged, destroyed or rendered inaccessible as a result of the forest fire referred to in paragraph (a);

    • (c) during the period beginning on July 7, 2017, and ending on January 6, 2018, that person, or a person acting on their behalf, made an application for a passport with the same expiry date as the passport referred to in paragraph (b), in accordance with the Canadian Passport Order;

    • (d) that person, or the person acting on their behalf, included with the application for a passport a declaration made by that person or the person acting on their behalf that states that the passport was lost, damaged, destroyed or rendered inaccessible as a result of the forest fire referred to in paragraph (a) and

      • (i) proof that, at the time that the passport was lost, damaged, destroyed or rendered inaccessible, that person was a resident of an area referred to in paragraph (a), or

      • (ii) a declaration made by that person or the person acting on their behalf that states that, at the time that the passport was lost, damaged, destroyed or rendered inaccessible, that person was in the area referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (e) the fees in question have not been remitted under section 11 of the Passport and Other Travel Document Services Fees Regulations.

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