Program delivery update – February 27, 2015
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Update to the instructions related to the oath of citizenship as a result of recent decision by Federal Court
As a result of a recent decision by the Federal Court, the following amendments were made to oath of citizenship information:
- removed the requirement that a “candidate must be seen taking the oath of citizenship”;
- added guidance that a candidate must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Citizenship (CIT 0049) form after they take the oath of citizenship at all citizenship ceremonies.
Important: Operational Bulletin 359, “Requirements for candidates to be seen taking the Oath of Citizenship at a ceremony and procedures for candidates with full or partial face coverings” is expired and no longer valid.
- Oath of citizenship
- Presentation of certificates at citizenship ceremonies
- Religious and cultural considerations during citizenship ceremonies
- Citizenship Grants – Applicants 55 years of age and over
- Using interpreters in the citizenship application process
- Bilingual text for the clerk of the ceremony
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