Citizenship Resumption

Are you a former citizen of Canada? 

If yes, would you like to resume your citizenship status?

At Prestige Law we can help!

Citizenship Resumption is for a person who was previously a Canadian citizen, other than a person whose citizenship was revoked, and who wishes to resume their citizenship.

To qualify to resume your Canadian citizenship you must:

  • Have been a Canadian citizen,
  • Have lost your Canadian citizenship by means other than revocation,
  • Not be under a removal order from Canadian officials to leave Canada,
  • Have become a permanent resident of Canada after the loss of your Canadian citizenship,
  • Not have any unfulfilled immigration conditions linked to your permanent resident status,
  • Have been physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 1 year,
  • Have met any applicable requirement under the Income Tax Act to file income taxes,
  • Not be subject to any prohibition under the Citizenship Act.

Should you require more information or require assistance in applying for a resumption of citizenship, or in responding to a request for further documentation or procedural fairness procedures, please contact our office immediately