Determine your eligibility – Resuming citizenship

General eligibility

To be eligible to resume your Canadian citizenship, you must meet the following requirements.

You must:

  • have been a Canadian citizen
  • have become a permanent resident of Canada after you lost your Canadian citizenship and
  • have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for at least one year immediately before you apply.

You must not:

  • have had your Canadian citizenship taken away (revoked)
  • have been convicted of an indictable (criminal) offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act in the three years before you apply
  • be currently charged with an indictable offence or an offence under the Citizenship Act
  • be in prison, on parole or on probation
  • be under a removal order (an order from Canadian officials to leave Canada) or
  • be under investigation for, be charged with or have been convicted of a war crime or a crime against humanity.

If you are unsure whether you are Canadian or not, see if you may already be a citizen.

 
 
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