Relinquishment of Permanent Residence
Are you wishing to voluntarily relinquish or renounce your permanent resident status in Canada?
There are several steps involved should you be planning on leaving Canada and relinquish your Permanent Residence status as well as begin the process of living in another country. Before you make the decision to leave Canada you should seek legal advice to understand that once relinquishment of permanent residence is granted you will no longer be able to travel or stay in Canada and you will no longer be entitled to receive access to social and healthcare services.
Requirements to apply for Relinquishment of Permanent Residence:
- You are already a permanent resident of Canada
- 18 years (under 18 years must have a legal guardian)
Once you have voluntarily relinquished or renounced your permanent residence status, a citizenship officer will verify if there is confirmation from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Canada Border Service Agency that the applicant has lost their permanent resident status. If there is no confirmation, the citizenship officer will suspend the application to seek confirmation or you may be asked to complete a Withdrawal of Citizenship Application.
Long processing times can occur as well as having your application refused if the requirements of your documentation are not completed properly, therefore it is important to ensure you are aware of the guidelines before you make plans to relocate. At Preszler Law, our lawyers can guide you through the application process and help you prepare the supporting documents needed to ensure a successful transition.
If you have questions about a Relinquishment of Permanent Residence application, contact our immigration law firm today and arrange for a consultation with our immigration legal team.