Canadian permanent resident card holders who want to renounce their residency status for subjective or passive reasons, may need to apply for status renunciation. Especially for those who have overseas assets in Canada and running into problems in double taxation. Or for those who previously hold Canadian immigration status but failed to meet residential requirement and plan to revisit Canada as a visitor.
1. The Applicant must have the citizenship or permanent residency of another country in order to voluntarily give up the permanent resident status in Canada.
For applicants who are under the age of 18, a written consent from the guardian will be required.
2. The application to renounce the permanent residency will not affect the family members of the applicant unless they have also submit the application to renounce their PR status. If the applicant has a family class immigration application that is still under trial, it will be suspended immediately, and the application for to renounce the Canadian PR status will be approved and the application fee will not be refunded.
3. Once the Immigration Department of Canada have received the application to renounce the PR status, the applicant will lose all his/her rights to enjoy the social welfare in Canada. Also, after the applicant has renounced his/her PR status, he/she is not allowed to apply for the Canadian citizenship.
4. The status of applicants who have submitted the application to renounce the PR status during his/her stay in Canada will be converted to a visitor visa. The maximum length of stay will be 6 months. If the person would like to apply for an extension, he/she will needs to receive an approval from the immigration department. While waiting for the approval, he/she is not allowed to study or work in Canada.
5. If the applicant is submitting her/his application abroad, he/she must apply for a visitor visa before his/her visit to Canada.
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