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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 38

Surrender of evidentiary notice

Request for surrender

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  the Minister makes a decision under section 34 or 34A to revoke a person's Australian citizenship; and

                     (b)  at the time of the revocation, there is in force a notice under section 37 in relation to the person;

the Minister may request the person to surrender the notice to the Minister.

             (2)  If the Minister makes a decision under subsection 37(6) to cancel a notice given to a person under section 37, the Minister may request the person to surrender the notice to the Minister.

Form of request

             (3)  A request given to a person under subsection (1) or (2) must:

                     (a)  be made in writing; and

                     (b)  specify the day on or before which the person must surrender the notice (which must be a day at least 28 days after the day on which the Minister makes the request); and

                     (c)  specify how the person is to surrender the notice to the Minister; and

                     (d)  contain a statement to the effect that a failure to comply with the request is an offence.

Offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is given a request that is in accordance with this section; and

                     (b)  the person fails to comply with the request.

Penalty for contravention of this subsection:        10 penalty units.



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