Renunciation and Reliquishment

Those U.S. citizens, birthright or otherwise, who wish to set their U.S. citizenship aside for whatever reason have two options: renunciation or relinquishment. Renunciation is exactly what the word implies.  It is a formal sworn declaration renouncing U.S.citizenship. The procedures for renunciation are well known and straightforward.  Consular Officers are generally familiar with the renunciation…

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An Introduction to The Accidental American

This blog addresses how U.S. birthright citizenship and U.S. citizenship taxation affect the millions of people around the world who have American citizenship by birth or by lineage.  Specifically, I focus on people who were born in the U.S., have moved abroad, are citizens by heritage, or became naturalized citizens of other countries, and live…

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