November 22, 2012
Operational Bulletin 476 – November 16, 2012
The purpose of this OB is to outline new procedures regarding the abandonment of citizenship applications where applicants have failed to provide requested documents to substantiate residence. It applies to citizenship adult grant applications.
The purpose of these new abandonment procedures is to prevent certain citizenship applications from being kept open for long periods when the applicant has not complied with requests to provide information related to residence or take the next step in the process of integrity. These new procedures will allow such cases to be closed more quickly and will in some instances allow for files to be closed before reaching the citizenship judge.