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Canadian Passport Order

Version of section 12 from 2013-12-12 to 2024-02-06:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may authorize the Minister of Employment and Social Development to exercise any of the following functions:

    • (a) providing information on the passport program to the public, including but not limited to information on application requirements and processes;

    • (b) collecting, and capturing by electronic means, passport applications and information, materials and declarations that are provided in support of those applications, including converting information and photographs pursuant to section 8.1;

    • (c) determining whether all the required information has been provided on the application forms, and checking it against the materials and declarations required;

    • (d) verifying the information provided on the application forms, materials and declaration submitted by the applicant, including verifying, with the issuing authority, the documentary evidence of citizenship;

    • (e) requesting and collecting, and capturing by electronic means, further information, material and declarations pursuant to section 8;

    • (f) verifying that any documentary evidence of citizenship that is submitted with a passport application is valid and regular on its face, and returning the originals of documentary evidence of citizenship to applicants;

    • (g) collecting and cancelling any valid or expired passports;

    • (h) collecting the applicable passport and consular fees and issuing a receipt to applicants;

    • (i) forwarding, including by electronic means, passport applications and all accompanying materials and declarations collected or created in relation to passport applications to the Minister, including original documents;

    • (j) processing passport applications;

    • (k) withholding and recovering a passport that was issued to an applicant;

    • (l) producing passports; and

    • (m) delivering passports to applicants whose passport applications are complete or to their authorized delegates.

  • (2) The Minister may specify the circumstances in which the Minister of Employment and Social Development may or may not exercise a function referred to in subsection (1).

  • SI/2008-57, s. 2
  • SI/2010-32, s. 1
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 238
  • SI/2013-42, s. 1
  • SI/2013-57, s. 8

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