Legal references related to citizenship

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Acts and regulations

The legislation that governs citizenship is the

Delegations

Decision-making

Application processing

General policy on decision-making

Citizenship judge's decision

Citizenship Act

Citizenship Regulations

Residence

Periods counted towards residence

Period counted as service for the Canadian Armed Forces

Citizenship Act

Documenting and verifying permanent resident status

Residence: policy for persons who have absences from Canada

Citizenship Act

Waivers

Waivers

Citizenship Regulations

Judicial review

Judicial review

Citizenship Act

Proof of citizenship (certificate of citizenship)

Application

Replacing certificates with errors

Citizenship Act

Recall and cancellation of certificates

Citizenship Regulations

Search of records

Access to citizenship records

Citizenship Regulations

Privacy Act

Access to Information Act

Record and no record letters

Citizenship Regulations

Privacy Act

Access to Information Act

Documents

Documents

Citizenship Regulations

Translation of foreign documents

Citizenship Act

Citizenship Regulations

Fraudulent or counterfeit documents

Citizenship Act

Citizenship Regulations

Taking affidavits or declarations

Citizenship Regulations

Administration

Grant of citizenship under subsection 5(1) of the Act

Grant of citizenship under subsection 5(2) of the Act

Minor applying as an adult under subsection 5(1) of the Act

Grant of citizenship for persons adopted under section 5.1 of the Act

Grant of citizenship under subsection 5(5) of the Act

Resumption of Canadian citizenship under subsection 11(1) of the Act

Renunciation of Canadian citizenship under subsection 9(1) of the Act

Citizenship Act

Citizenship Regulations

Renunciation of Canadian citizenship under section 7.1 of the Regulations

Citizenship Regulations

Acceptance of identity documents

Citizenship Regulations

Name and change of name

Date of birth and change of date of birth

Assessing language and knowledge

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