December 18, 2010 - Phil Hodgen

Link to State Department’s Rules on Renouncing Citizenship

For those of you who are thinking of giving up citizenship, Volume 7 of the Foreign Affairs Manual, starting at Section 1200, contains the State Department’s rules for how to do this.

You are actually looking at the operating manual for State Department employees and how they are supposed to deal with you when you show up at an Embassy, passport in hand, and say “I want out.”

Look in particular at Section 1260 and following, which deals with renunciation of citizenship.  PDF, sorry.