Give up (renounce) Canadian citizenship

How to submit a formal application to renounce your Canadian citizenship.

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Giving up your Canadian citizenship

What makes you eligible to renounce your citizenship

Apply to give up your citizenship

How to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Apply to give up your citizenship urgently

How to submit an urgent request and how to manage a current application if you need urgent processing

Find out what to do after you apply

How to withdraw or check your application status


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