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Operational Bulletin 531 – Coming into force of Bill C-43

June 25, 2013

Posted by: Mario D. Bellissimo

Obligations for certain persons making an application under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

The purpose of this Operational Bulletin (OB) is to notify officers of the coming into force of the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act (FRFCA) on June 19, 2013. To this end, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) was amended as follows:

  • Subsection 16(1.1) was added to create an explicit obligation for persons making an application under the IRPA to appear for an examination at the request of an officer.


  • Subsection 16(2.1) was added to create an obligation for foreign nationals who make an inland or port of entry application under the IRPA to appear, upon request, for an interview conducted by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and to answer truthfully all questions put to them during this interview.


Click here to read Operational Bulletin 531


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