Give up (renounce) Canadian citizenship: After you apply
Processing your application
Once we receive your application to renounce your Canadian citizenship, we will review it and begin processing. If your application is approved, you will be sent a renunciation certificate or confirmation of renunciation.
Some applications may take longer to process
- If documents or fees (if applicable) are missing, we will return your application to you.
- If your case is complex, we may contact you to ask for more information or documents. Such cases may take longer to process.
A citizenship officer may need to interview you
Due to COVID-19, we cancelled most citizenship interviews. Wait for us to contact you.
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