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Citizenship Revocation

If IRCC suspects false representation, fraud or knowingly concealment of material circumstances an initial revocation investigation will begin.

In assessing personal circumstances the minister may consider the age of the individual, presence of serious health issues, degree to which the concerned individual participated in the fraud, false representation ad concealment of material circumstances.

Understanding Citizenship Revocation

Can my citizenship be revoked?

The Minister has the authority to revoke a person’s Canadian citizenship or a person’s renunciation of citizenship if it was obtained, retained, renounced or resumed by one of the following:

  • false representation

  • fraud

  • knowingly concealing material circumstances


Impact of revocation on future citizenship applications

A person whose citizenship is revoked is prohibited from being granted Canadian citizenship for 10 years from the date of the revocation of their citizenship.

To speak with a Canadian immigration lawyer about Citizenship Revocation book your consultation today.​

The explanations and information provided herein are only general explanations, information and samples. You should not rely on this article as legal advice or as recommendations regarding what you should actually do. We recommend that you seek legal advice to help you understand and to assist you in the creation of your privacy policy.

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