CIC Overseas Processing Manual 23 – Anti-fraud


Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Overseas Processing Manual 23 / Inland Processing Manual 11 – Anti-fraud (the “CIC Anti-fraud Manual“) does not appear on its website. The CIC Anti-fraud Manual provides direction and guidance to citizenship officers concerning the detecting and addressing fraud.

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Please note that what I have reproduced below should not be viewed as legal advice by CIC. The reproduction of the material below has not occurred with the affiliation of the Government of Canada, nor with the endorsement of the Government of Canada. As well, given the nature of internal documents, some of the information may be out of date.

The CIC Anti-fraud Manual is divided into parts as outlined below.

Chapter 1 – What this Chapter is About

Chapter 2 – Program Objectives

Chapter 3 – The Act and Regulations

Chapter 4 – Instruments and Delegation

Chapter 5 – Department Policy

  • Program Integrity and Risk Management
  • Multiple-border vigilance
  • Two levels of anti-fraud activities
  • Relationship between quality assurance and anti-fraud activities

Chapter 6 – Definitions

Chapter 7 – Procedures

  • Essential elements of anti-fraud verification to strengthen program integrity
  • Conducting first-level verifications
  • Targeted interviewing
  • Misrepresentation and inadmissibility
  • Consultants and third parties
  • Referral to the CBSA
  • Second-level verifications

Appendix 1 – The Anti-fraud/Program Integrity Network

Appendix 2 – Developing an Anti-fraud/Program Integrity Framework