Renouncing Permanent Resident Status

Meurrens LawMaintaining Permanent Residency

Prior to November 21, 2014, there was no formal way for permanent residents to voluntarily renounce their permanent resident status in Canada.  Incredibly, permanent residents who wanted to voluntarily relinquish their status had to generally first be declared inadmissible to Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”).  This changed in 2014, and the ability … Read More