12 (1) When an applicant appears before a citizenship judge, the judge may require the applicant to give evidence under oath.
(2) A citizenship judge may permit an applicant to be accompanied by
(a) a person who does not have a citizenship application in progress;
(b) a person acting as an interpreter who is at least 18 years of age and who does not have a citizenship application in progress; and
(c) any other person, if their exclusion would cause the applicant undue hardship.
(3) A person referred to in paragraph (2)(b) or a person referred to in paragraph (2)(c) who also acts as an interpreter must have sufficient knowledge of one of Canada’s official languages in order to be able to understand the judge’s instructions and questions and to communicate with the judge.
- SOR/94-442, s. 2
- SOR/2014-186, s. 1
- SOR/2015-129, s. 4
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