Citizenship administration

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This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section provides guidance on handling routine, day-to-day matters and on general administrative law principles, such as reducing bias in decision-making.

Receiving and processing citizenship applications

Managing citizenship records and certificates

Citizenship decisions

  • General decision-making (includes guidance on procedural fairness, administrative law, waivers, interpreters, accompanying persons, and guardianship)

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