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Canadian Passport Order

Version of section 9 from 2013-07-02 to 2015-06-22:


 Without limiting the generality of subsections 4(3) and (4) and for greater certainty, the Minister may refuse to issue a passport to an applicant who

  • (a) fails to provide the Minister with a duly completed application for a passport or with the information and material that is required or requested

    • (i) in the application for a passport, or

    • (ii) pursuant to section 8;

  • (b) stands charged in Canada with the commission of an indictable offence;

  • (c) stands charged outside Canada with the commission of any offence that would, if committed in Canada, constitute an indictable offence;

  • (d) is subject to a term of imprisonment in Canada or is forbidden to leave Canada or the territorial jurisdiction of a Canadian court by conditions imposed with respect to

    • (i) any temporary absence, work release, parole, statutory release or other similar regime of absence or release from a penitentiary or prison or any other place of confinement granted under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Prisons and Reformatories Act or any law made in Canada that contains similar release provisions,

    • (ii) any alternative measures, judicial interim release, release from custody, conditional sentence order or probation order granted under the Criminal Code or any law made in Canada that contains similar release provisions, or

    • (iii) any absence without escort from a penitentiary or prison granted under any law made in Canada;

  • (d.1) is subject to a term of imprisonment outside Canada or is forbidden to leave a foreign state or the territorial jurisdiction of a foreign court by conditions imposed with respect to any custodial release provisions that are comparable to those set out in subparagraphs (d)(i) to (iii);

  • (e) has been convicted of an offence under section 57 of the Criminal Code or has been convicted in a foreign state of an offence that would, if committed in Canada, constitute an offence under section 57 of the Criminal Code;

  • (f) is indebted to the Crown for expenses related to repatriation to Canada or for other consular financial assistance provided abroad at his request by the Government of Canada; or

  • (g) has been issued a passport that has not expired and has not been revoked.

  • SI/2001-121, s. 5
  • SI/2006-95, s. 8
  • SI/2013-57, s. 5
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