Program delivery update – January 29, 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 instructions related to interpreters and accompanying persons for the citizenship program


As a result of the coming into force of changes to the Citizenship Act and its Regulations on June 11, 2015, the instructions have been updated to reflect that

  • accompanying persons and interpreters should not have a citizenship application in progress;
  • interpreters should be at least 18 years of age;
  • interpreters should have sufficient knowledge of English or French; and
  • an assessment of hardship should be conducted when deciding whether to allow an accompanying person or interpreter to attend a proceeding.

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