Revoking Canadian Citizenship

Revoking Canadian Citizenship

Revoking Canadian CitizenshipIt is of the utmost importance that every detail is true on any application submitted to Canada Immigration and Citizenship, to avoid government agents discovering an issue that could bring about Revoking Canadian Citizenship in your case. This is one of the main reasons to seek the help of an experienced professional when immigrating to Canada and applying for Citizenship after obtaining your permanent residence status. It is the job of 123Visa to present your application in such a way that you are successful in achieving Canadian Citizenship in the first place, and while doing so, make you understand every rule and regulation applicable to Canadian Citizens so there is no chance of Revoking Canadian Citizenship as far as you or your family members are concerned. See more on Citizenship.

Canadian CitizenshipYou must also obey the rules of conduct laid out for you while you are in Canada. The laws are fair and easy to abide by.

Below is taken from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Grounds for Revoking Canadian  Citizenship

Canadian law allows for revocation in certain circumstances. Subsections 10(1) and 10.1(1) of the Citizenship Act provide that a person’s citizenship or renunciation of citizenship may be revoked if the person obtains, retains, renounces, or resumes citizenship by

  • false representation;
  • fraud; or
  • knowingly concealing material circumstances.

Citizenship may also be revoked if a person (who is a dual citizen), before or after the coming into force of subsections 10(2) and 10.1(2) and while the person was a Canadian citizen,

  • was convicted of terrorism, high treason, treason, or spying offences, depending on the sentence received; or
  • served as a member of an armed force of a country or as a member of an organized armed group and that country or group was engaged in armed conflict with Canada.

Read more on the IRCC website.

Protocol for Revoking Canadian Citizenship can be found on Justice Laws Website: Citizenship Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-29)

Revocation by Minister — fraud, false representation, etc.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection 10.1(1), the Minister may revoke a person’s citizenship or renunciation of citizenship if the Minister is satisfied on a balance of probabilities that the person has obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2017, c. 14, s. 3]

  • Notice

    (3) Before revoking a person’s citizenship or renunciation of citizenship, the Minister shall provide the person with a written notice that specifies

    • (a) the person’s right to make written representations;

    • (b) the period within which the person may make his or her representations and the form and manner in which they must be made; and

    • (c) the grounds on which the Minister is relying to make his or her decision.

  • Hearing

    (4) A hearing may be held if the Minister, on the basis of prescribed factors, is of the opinion that a hearing is required.

  • Notice of decision

    (5) The Minister shall provide his or her decision to the person in writing.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-29, s. 10;
  •  2014, c. 22, s. 8;
  •  2017, c. 14, s. 3.

Date modified: 2018-01-04