Loss of U.S. citizenship is a serious and irrevocable act which deserves your thoughtful consideration. It is imperative that you fully understand the nature of its consequences prior to requesting a Certificate of Loss of Nationality. If you decide that this is the course of action you wish to pursue, there are several steps you need to take including arranging an appointment to come into the Embassy to sign the Statement of Understanding, the Loss of Citizenship Questionnaire and/or the Oath of Renunciation, in the presence of a Consular Officer. Please note that the Statement of Understanding clearly states that the action you are taking is irrevocable.
Remember that expatriation is a personal right and can never be exercised by another person (including parents and/or legal guardians).
Important Information on the Loss of Nationality
Become familiar with legal requirements and possible expatriating acts before beginning this process. Pay particular attention to your right to request an informal initial appointment to discuss your possible loss of citizenship with a consular official over the phone or in-person prior to your final interview. For questions related to expatriation tax and possible tax implications, please consult with the Internal Revenue Service.
Documents Required (Loss of Citizenship)
You should gather the following documents:
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship; (such as your most recent U.S. passport or U.S. birth certificate, if you are not in possession of your U.S. passport;
- U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad, if applicable;
- Bio-pages of all current foreign passports;
- Certificates of Naturalization for any country, including the United States, if applicable;
- Certificates of Citizenship for any country, including the United States, if applicable;
- Evidence of any name changes, if applicable (for example marriage or divorce certificates, court orders or deed polls);
You will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $2,350 or equivalent in dinars, or a credit card.