Renouncing Your US Citizenship

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MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO US EXIT TAXES

We'll need to run through the 3 US tax tests below:

  • Your average annual net income tax for the 5 years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is less than a specified amount that is adjusted for inflation ($151,000 for 2012, $155,000 for 2013, $157,000 for 2014, and $160,000 for 2015)
  • Your net worth is less than $2 million on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency
  • You have filed US tax returns for the last 5 years

If you don't meet any of these tests then you may be liable for US exit taxes


MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE US EMBASSY

US citizens who have carefully reviewed and understand the information provided, should make an online appointment under “notary services”.

A fee of $2,350 for renouncing or relinquishing US nationality is payable during the final interview.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

You should gather the following documents:

  1. Evidence of U.S. citizenship; (such as your most recent U.S. passport or U.S. birth certificate, if you are not in possession of your U.S. passport;
  2. U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad, if applicable;
  3. Bio-pages of all current foreign passports;
  4. Certificates of Naturalization for any country, including the United States, if applicable;
  5. Certificates of Citizenship for any country, including the United States, if applicable;
  6. Evidence of any name changes, if applicable (for example marriage or divorce certificates, court orders or deed polls);
  7. Completed form DS-4079
  8. Completed Loss of Citizenship Questionnaire 
  9. Completed Informal Loss of Citizenship Acknowledgement, which must be signed/dated and sent as a scanned document
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