Renunciation applicants are required to attend two mandatory interviews with a consular officer. The initial interview is followed by a period of reflection before the second interview will be scheduled. At the second mandatory interview, the consular officer will witness the applicant’s signatures to the pertinent forms and administer the Oath of Renunciation of U.S. nationality. It is during the second interview that a non-refundable fee must be paid.
Applicants should email ACSRangoon@state.gov to schedule the initial interview appointment. Priority will be given to applicants who reside in Burma.
Renouncing U.S. citizenship is a voluntary act and not easily reversed. Those seeking renunciation must schedule an appointment for a renunciation interview, which is followed by a time of reflection, before the second mandatory interview. It is during this second interview that a one-time non-refundable renunciation fee of $2,350 must be paid. We only accept U.S. dollar cash.
During the initial interview, a consular officer will provide information about renunciation and its consequences. Items required for the interview include a U.S. passport(s), an original Naturalization Certificate (if applicable) and any other documents that establish U.S. citizenship. If you are a national of another country as well, please bring evidence of the foreign nationality, such as a passport.
During the second interview, the renunciation applicant will be asked to sign a Statement of Understanding and an Oath of Renunciation before a consular officer. These documents record that the applicant understands the serious nature and consequences of the renunciation and undertakes this action voluntarily.
After the second interview, the case will be forwarded to the Department of State for review and decision. Only when the Department of State approves the case is the renunciation considered complete. The length of time for Department of State approval may be several months. Our office will contact you when this process is complete.
In addition, after the second interview, the U.S. Embassy will retain the renunciation applicant’s U.S. passport, U.S. Naturalization Certificate and other applicable or requested documents until further notice. When the Department of State contacts our office to confirm approval of the case, we will notify the renunciation applicant. If the renunciation case is approved, the applicant’s U.S. passport will be canceled and returned to the applicant.
For further information on renunciation, please follow the attached links:
- S. Citizenship Laws & Policy – Loss of Citizenship and Nationality
- Renunciation of U.S. Nationality
- Renunciation of U.S. Nationality by Persons Claiming a Right of Residence in the U.S.
- Possible Loss of U.S. Nationality and Dual Nationality
- Possible Loss of U.S. Nationality and Foreign Military Service
- Possible Loss of U.S. Nationality and Seeking Public Office in a Foreign State
- Expatriation Tax
- Expatriation on or after June 17, 2008
- Expatriation after June 3, 2004 and before June 17, 2008
- Expatriation on or before June 3, 2004
- What to do if you haven’t filed a Form 8854
- What to do if you haven’t filed an Income Tax Return
- Significant Penalty Imposed for Not Filing Expatriation Form