Renunciation of Citizenship

This application is for an adult Canadian citizen who wishes to renounce his or her Canadian citizenship.

Renunciation of Citizenship

This application is for an adult Canadian citizen who wishes to renounce his or her Canadian citizenship. To renounce your Canadian citizenship you must prove you are a Canadian citizen or you are, or will become a citizen of a country other than Canada.

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Who Can Apply for Renunciation Under Subsection 9(1)?

Under the provisions of subsection 9(1) of the Citizenship Act, a Canadian citizen may renounce citizenship if they

  • are a citizen of a country other than Canada, or, if their application is accepted, will become a citizen of a country other than Canada;
  • are not the subject of a declaration by the Governor in Council under section 20;
  • are not a minor;
  • are not prevented from understanding the significance of renouncing citizenship by reason of having a mental disability; and
  • do not reside in Canada.

 

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