Any member may resign from the UArctic network by providing written notice to the Council or by giving notice thereof at the annual Council meeting, which would then be recorded in the minutes.

The UArctic International Secretariat shall provide a warning to any full of associate member that fails to meet its obligation during a given year. Failure to comply with UArctic's reporting requirements or paying the annual membership fee for two consecutive years shall lead to the member being recommended for removal from the roster of active UArctic members.

The Council may remove a member by vote taken during its annual meeting, with the reason for dismissal contained in a proposal that must be made available in accordance with Council rules of procedure. Prior to action on the proposal, the member must be given the opportunity to respond to the matter.

A member under inactive status or removed from membership must re-apply to become a member.