On the day of your appointment, you must bring all original documents. Your U.S. passport, Report of Birth Abroad, and Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship will be retained by the U.S. Consulate during the entire renunciation process. You will be asked to reschedule if you do not have the required documents at the time of your appointment.
You must pay the non-refundable fee of $2,350. The fee is payable in cash (dollars or euros) or by credit card (credit card holder must be present). If you wish to pay with your credit card, please contact your credit card provider beforehand to make sure that your card can be charged (no PIN terminal) in U.S. dollars. If your card is rejected, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
You will meet with a consular officer and be given another opportunity to review the Statement of Understanding prior to taking the Oath of Renunciation.
Your completed packet will be sent to the Department of State in Washington, DC for review and approval. It is important to note that this process may take several months to complete.
If your loss of nationality is approved, you will receive the Certificate of Loss of Nationality, accompanied by your annotated passport and report of birth. The Certificate is the sole legal document establishing your loss of nationality. Pending approval of the Certificate, you remain a U.S. citizen.
If you have any questions, please contact our office by email: Renunciations@state.gov.