Citizenship Services

U.S. citizens have the right, if they so choose, to renounce their U.S. citizenship and all associated rights and privileges while they are abroad.

The ACS Unit can assist U.S. citizens who wish to renounce their citizenship, and ensure that they meet all the legal requirements pertaining to a renunciation.

Renouncing Your U.S. Citizenship

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

(1) Appear in person before a U.S. consular officer or diplomatic officer (2) in a foreign country -normally at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate; and (3) sign an oath of renunciation.

There are many things to take into consideration before renouncing U.S. citizenship. The ACS Unit strongly recommends reading more about the legal implications of renouncing U.S. citizenship before starting the process.

Please contact the ACS Unit or the Office of Legal Affairs for Overseas Citizen Services at the State Department if you have any additional questions about the process of renunciation of citizenship.

U.S. citizens have the right, if they so choose, to renounce their U.S. citizenship and all associated rights and privileges while they are abroad.

The ACS Unit can assist U.S. citizens who wish to renounce their citizenship, and ensure that they meet all the legal requirements pertaining to a renunciation.

Renouncing Your U.S. Citizenship

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

(1) Appear in person before a U.S. consular officer or diplomatic officer (2) in a foreign country -normally at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate; and (3) sign an oath of renunciation.

There are many things to take into consideration before renouncing U.S. citizenship. The ACS Unit strongly recommends reading more about the legal implications of renouncing U.S. citizenship before starting the process.

Please contact the ACS Unit or the Office of Legal Affairs for Overseas Citizen Services at the State Department if you have any additional questions about the process of renunciation of citizenship.