Renunciation

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 visit 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.

Please contact us by writing an e-mail to STKACSInfo@state.gov 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.