- Consultation with a Consular Officer
While it is not required to do so, individuals who would like to discuss renouncing their U.S. citizenship with a consular officer may request a consultation. We offer consultations by appointment. Please schedule an appointment online only if you would like a consultation.
- Review the following legal considerations of renouncing your U.S. citizenship:
Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship
Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship by Persons Claiming a Right of Residence in the U.S.
Possible Loss of U.S. Nationality and Dual Nationality
- Download the Loss of Nationality Questionnaire (PDF 215KB) or (DOCX 43KB) and thoroughly review Forms DS-4080 (PDF 263KB) and DS-4081(PDF 321KB).
- Make a decision. If you decide you do not want to renounce your citizenship, no further action is required. If you decide to proceed, continue with the following steps:
- Complete the forms: Loss of Nationality Questionnaire (PDF 215KB) or (DOCX 43KB) , and Forms DS-4080 (PDF 263KB) and DS-4081(PDF 321KB), and prepare the required documents. The forms are non-binding and are used to gather information for the formal application. You will sign the final application documents in front of a consular officer during your in-person interview.
- Return the completed the Questionnaire, Forms DS-4080 and DS-4081, and copies of the required evidence of citizenship documents via email to TaipeiCLN@state.gov
- Allow 7-10 business days for us to review your documents.
- We will contact you to schedule an in-person appointment with consular officer.
- At your appointment, you will pay the USD 2,350 application fee, take the Oath of Renunciation, and sign the forms DS-4080 and DS-4081 in the presence of a consular officer.
- After your interview, your renunciation application will be sent to the U.S. Department of State for a final decision, a process that may take four to six months. U.S. citizenship documents will be retained until the Loss of Nationality is adjudicated by the Department of State.
- Once the U.S. Department of State makes a final decision on your application, you will be notified and the necessary written documentation will be provided to you.