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Renunciation of U.S. citizenship

Renunciation is the most unequivocal way in which a person can manifest an intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship. Please consider the effects of renouncing U.S. citizenship before taking this serious and irrevocable action. We recommend that you see the Department of State travel site for more information before you start this process.

A person wishing to renounce citizenship must voluntarily and with intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship:

  1. appear in person before a U.S. consular or diplomatic officer
  2. in a foreign country (normally at a U.S. Embassy or consulate); and
  3. sign an oath of renunciation
  4. pay a $2350 fee at the appointment (The fee for renunciation is $2,350 effective September 12, 2014. Click here for FAQs concerning the fee increase)

Please contact us by writing an e-mail to to request the information package regarding the renunciation process. This is the first step in the process of renouncing your citizenship. Once you have filled out the required forms we will book you in for an appointment to formally renounce your citizenship at the Embassy. After you have met for your interview with the consular officer, processing time is normally 6 months on average.

Please read this important security information before visiting the Embassy.

Change of Consular Fees

  • Fees for Relinquishments are to change effective November 9, 2015.  Applications signed on or after this date will be subject to the same fee as the renunciation processing fee, $2,350.  Please see the Department of State Travel Site for more information.  

Relinquishment of U.S. citizenship

  • Section 349 of the INA, as amended, states that U.S. nationals are subject to loss of nationality if they perform certain specified acts voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. nationality.  More information about relinquishment may be found thorugh the Department of State Travle site.