Program delivery update – January 29, 2015
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 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.
- Persons acting as interpreters (instructions for citizenship judges)
- Persons acting as interpreters (instructions for citizenship officers and case processing agents)
- Accompanying persons (instructions for citizenship judges)
- Accompanying persons (instructions for citizenship officers and case processing agents)
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