Loss of Nationality


The U. S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, is currently unable to accept appointments for Loss of Nationality applications in Germany. Under guidance from the U.S. Department of State, we are currently unable to process Loss of Nationality applications and cannot provide a timeframe for when this service will resume. We recommend that you periodically check this website for updates on resumption of this service. Please do not email documents or send by mail until normal services resume.

Renunciation 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 Consulate 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).