REVOCATION OF DECISIONS BY MINISTER

The Canadian government passed the Act to amend the Citizenship Act and also to make consequential amendments to other Acts to bring significant changes in Canada’s citizenship revocation laws.   As a result of the revocation of decisions by the minister, the citizenship revocation proceedings do not apply to the dual citizens who are living in Canada and who have been convicted of the treason, terrorism and spying offenses. The officials are supposed to use the Canadian criminal justice system.  The minister may revoke the citizenship on the ground that the person obtained it in a false representation, fraud or intention canceling the material circumstances. The new law has majorly repealed the earlier used administrative revocation process that was introduced in 2014.  The provision Bill C-6 that entails the changes of citizenship revocation process came to effect on February 2018.  Since then any person who has a case subject to revocation has the choice to ask for minister’s decision or have their case be decided by the Federal Court.  The minister issues Canadian passports through authentication of the identity and the entitlement with a purpose of facilitating both travel and contribution to the international and the domestic security.  The minister is responsible for imposing period for the refusal of the passport.  The passport remains the property of the Canada government and the passport holder must adhere to all conditions as listed on the application form. The passport bearer must return passport without delay upon the request by the Canada government.  The information gathered during the visa application is subject to validation and verification.  Refusal or the revocation of the passport by the passport program is considered to be last the time the decision is rendered and any person willing to challenge the decision may do so by filing an application for the judicial review before the federal court within 30 days from the date which the decision was issued.

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