Citizenship Regulations

Version of section 7.1 from 2009-04-17 to 2015-06-10:

  •  (1) An application to renounce the citizenship conferred by the Act on a person referred to in paragraph 3(1)(f) or (g) of the Act shall be

    • (a) made to the Minister in the prescribed form; and

    • (b) filed with the Registrar together with the following materials:

      • (i) a birth certificate or other evidence that establishes the person’s date and place of birth,

      • (ii) evidence that establishes that the person is a person referred to in paragraph 3(1)(f) or (g) of the Act,

      • (iii) a photograph of the person of the size and type shown on a form prescribed under section 28 of the Act, and

      • (iv) an official document of a country other than Canada, or other evidence, that establishes that the person is or will become a citizen of that country if the application is approved.

  • (2) The Minister shall approve an application made under subsection (1) if the person

    • (a) is a citizen of a country other than Canada or will become a citizen of a country other than Canada if the application is approved; and

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

  • (3) The Minister may waive on compassionate grounds the requirement of paragraph (2)(b).

  • (4) If an application for renunciation is approved, the Minister shall issue to the person a document attesting to the renunciation.

  • SOR/2009-108, s. 15
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