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Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 20 from 2009-04-17 to 2015-06-10:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 5(3) of the Act and section 22 of these Regulations, a person who is 14 years of age or older on the day on which the person is granted citizenship under subsection 5(2) or (4) or 11(1) of the Act shall take the oath of citizenship by swearing or solemnly affirming it

    • (a) before a citizenship judge, if the person is in Canada; or

    • (b) before a foreign service officer, if the person is outside Canada.

  • (2) Where a person is to take the oath of citizenship pursuant to subsection (1), the Registrar shall forward a certificate of citizenship to

    • (a) a citizenship officer of the citizenship office that the Registrar considers appropriate in the circumstances, if the oath is to be taken in Canada; or

    • (b) a foreign service officer in the country in which the person is living, if the oath is to be taken outside Canada.

  • (3) A citizenship officer or foreign service officer mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) or (b) shall notify the person of the date, time and place at which the person is to appear and take the oath of citizenship.

  • SOR/2009-108, s. 22(E)

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