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Citizenship Act

Version of section 9 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-07-31:


Marginal note:Renunciation of citizenship

  •  (1) A citizen may, on application, renounce his citizenship if he

    • (a) is a citizen of a country other than Canada or, if his application is accepted, will become a citizen of a country other than Canada;

    • (b) is not the subject of a declaration by the Governor in Council made pursuant to section 20;

    • (c) is not a minor;

    • (d) is not prevented from understanding the significance of renouncing citizenship by reason of the person having a mental disability; and

    • (e) does not reside in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial discretion to waive requirements

    (2) The Minister may, in the Minister’s discretion, waive on compassionate grounds the requirements of paragraph (1)(d) or (e).

  • Marginal note:Certificate of renunciation

    (3) Where an application for renunciation is approved, the Minister shall issue a certificate of renunciation to the applicant and the applicant ceases to be a citizen after the expiration of the day on which the certificate is issued or such later day as the certificate may specify.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 9
  • 1992, c. 21, s. 8
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