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Citizenship Regulations (SOR/93-246)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2018-12-05. Previous Versions

  •  (1) The Minister must approve an application made under subsections 11(1) and (2) of the Regulations 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.

  • (2) The Minister may waive on compassionate grounds the requirement set out in paragraph (1)(b).

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

  • SOR/2009-108, s. 15
  • SOR/2015-129, s. 3

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