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What can a Citizenship Officer Decide? 

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Posted On: 2/9/2016
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So we had applied in June 2014. My file is ok, but we applied for my husband with a shortfall of days since he travels frequently on business (each time only for a couple of days, but frequently).

He was given an RQ and we sent a lot of supporting documentation for his file. Now we have been invited for the citizenship test.

But due to the shortfall of days, can the citizenship officer make a decision or do they have to refer to a judge? I believe the wait time for the judge is long.

We live in Toronto and file is with the Scarborough office.
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Posted On: 2/18/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your question with us.

You can find some information on what type of decisions Citizenship Officers and Judges make on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website in the Citizenship - Administration - Decision making section.

Here is an excerpt,

For applications received before June 11, 2015, judges decide to approve or refuse applications where a citizenship officer is not satisfied that the applicant has met the residence requirement under paragraphs 5(1)(c), 5(5)(d) or 11(1)(d) of the Citizenship Act or where an applicant is not a permanent resident of Canada.

For applications received on or after June 11, 2015, judges decide to approve or refuse applications where a citizenship officer is not satisfied that the applicant has met the physical presence requirements under subparagraphs 5(1)(c)(i) and (ii), paragraph 5(5)(d) or subparagraph 11(1)(d)(i) of the Act.


If you have any concerns regarding your situation you may want to contact the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Call Centre directly for some additional information.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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