Is It hard to renounce us citizenship?
- W.T. DoorLv 73 months agoFavorite Answer
Nope. You exit the USA and make an appointment at a US Consulate for the renunciation ceremony. You pay the fee, say the words, and you are no longer a US citizen. Realize it is also permanent.
Note you may get answers saying you won't be allowed to renounce your citizenship unless you already have anther nationality. That is not true. The State Department WILL let you renounce your citizenship even if it means you will become stateless. See D in the below link:
- sunshine_melLv 73 months ago
It's expensive; and you have to hold another citizenship first to avoid making yourself stateless.
It also means you can forget being allowed back into the US ever again; so be clear it's what you want.
- Brother HesekielLv 73 months ago
It's not hard per se, but quite involved and costly. The latter point is pretty moot, however, as someone who renounces his or her US citizenship in most cases wants to save tens of thousands, perhaps millions in income taxes. Think Tina Turner. Only few Americans want to renounce their US citizenship because they want to naturalize in a country that doesn't allow multiple citizenship.
The primary hurdle is that the person has to be a citizen of another country first, not by law, but by policy of the US Department of State. Then this person makes an appointment with the nearest US Consulate or Embassy in that country of citizenship or another country where they reside legally, and gets the process started.Here's an interesting write-up of somebody who has done it:https://internationalman.com/articles/how-i-renoun...Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live on the American Riviera and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
- 3 months ago
Eat your state id
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- RICKLv 73 months ago
In a way
You can not renounce until another country grants you citizenship , but once that hurdle is crossed its easy
- MaxiLv 73 months ago
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 73 months ago
Not hard at all. Just say the word.
- Anonymous3 months ago
It is if you're rich.
- roderick_youngLv 73 months ago
Not for anyone with money. Step one is to move to another country that will take the person as a citizen.