Resume citizenship

If you are a former Canadian citizen and willingly gave up your Canadian citizenship, and now want to become a citizen again, you must apply to resume your citizenship.

Determine your eligibility

Find out if you are eligible to resume your Canadian citizenship. You must meet certain requirements.

Apply

Follow the steps to apply to resume your citizenship. You can also find out how to apply for urgent processing.

Check processing times

Find out how long it will take CIC to process your application.

After you apply: get next steps

Learn what you should do after you apply to resume your Canadian citizenship.

Discover Canada

Study for your citizenship test and learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
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