Revoking citizenship

Your Canadian Citizenship may be revoked (taken away) if you have:

  • committed fraud;
  • misrepresented yourself; or
  • hidden information on an immigration or citizenship application.

If your citizenship is revoked for these reasons, you will be barred from being granted citizenship for 10 years.

Note: We do not accept applications for renunciation of Canadian citizenship if you are subject to revocation of citizenship proceedings (i.e. if your citizenship is already in the process of being revoked).

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