Renouncing or relinquishing U.S. citizenship is a grave decision, and it should not be taken lightly. It is a voluntary and irrevocable act.
Those considering this decision should first review the information and resources linked below. The process of renouncing U.S. citizenship requires two interviews. The first interview is followed by a period of reflection, after which a second interview can be scheduled. Given the serious consequences of renunciation, the process cannot be expedited, and all steps are mandatory. At the second interview, if requirements are met, the renunciant will sign relevant forms and the Consular Officer will administer the Oath of Renunciation. Please note that a non-refundable processing fee of $2,350 is charged at the second interview. The Department of State in Washington, D.C. makes the final decision on loss of nationality cases. It can take several months for the Department to issue its decision and a Certificate of Loss of Nationality.
Due to the global pandemic, the U.S. Embassy conducts the first loss of nationality interview by phone and has very limited availability to accommodate second interviews. Priority is given to individuals who reside in the Republic of Korea. If you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact SeoulINFOACS@state.gov – do not schedule using the online appointment system.
Please see the following links for more information about loss of nationality:
- Dual Nationality
- Renunciation of U.S. Nationality Abroad
- Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship by Persons Claiming Right of Residence in the United States
- Advice About Possible Loss of U.S. Nationality and Seeking Public Office in a Foreign State
- Advice About Possible Loss of U.S. Nationality and Foreign Military Service
- Expatriation Tax Guidance