Permanent residents renounce their status for different reasons. Some may be fed up with Canada’s winter. Some may wish to obtain benefits from home country or a third country. Other may wish to join military in another country. In many cases, the permanent resident knows that she has not met the residency obligation by being outside of Canada for a long time and wishes to return to Canada but does not want to wait for a visa officer to do a formal assessment of the permanent resident status. Regardless of the reasons for renouncing the status, the applicant has to meet certain requirements to voluntarily renounce the permanent resident status.

The applicant must be a permanent resident. The applicant who has lost permanent resident status, through a negative residency determination, is a foreign national. In this case, the application will not be processed.

Usually, a copy of passport or citizenship certificate from another country is required. In the case where renouncing permanent resident status in Canada is a condition of obtaining permanent residence in another country, documentary evidence from the applicant indicating the applicant will receive permanent resident status in the other country is likely to be required.

A permanent resident who renounces their permanent resident status in Canada becomes a temporary resident and is admitted for a period of six months from the day the application is approved. If a permanent resident makes their application to renounce at a port of entry or is not physically present in Canada on the day their application is approved, they lose their permanent resident status immediately and do not have any temporary resident status.

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