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Relinquish U.S. Citizenship (Expatriate)

Important Considerations Before Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

Review additional steps to take and important information if electing to reounce U.S. citizenship.

Please gather all the required documents below:

A. ORIGINAL U.S. Birth Certificate (issued by your State of birth) or ORIGINAL Consular Report of Birth Abroad or ORIGINAL Naturalization Certificate

B. ORIGINAL most recent U.S. Passport

C. ORIGINAL most recent foreign valid Passport(s) or Government-issued ID Card(s) – If you possess multiple nationalities, bring Passport or Government-issued ID for all nationalities

D. ORIGINAL proof of any name change (marriage certificate, court order, divorce decree, etc.), if applicable

E. Completed DS-4080 Oath/Affirmation of Renunciation of Nationality of United States **Please complete but do NOT sign form DS-4080, you will sign in front of a consular officer**

F. Completed DS-4081 Statement of Understanding Concerning the Consequences and Ramifications of Relinquishment or Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship **Please complete but do NOT sign form DS-4081, you will sign in front of a consular officer**

G. Completed Loss of Citizenship Questionnaire and Informal Acknowledgement Form.

To initiate the process and receive further instructions, please scan and submit copies of the required documents to: renunciationparis@state.gov (for interview in Paris) or citizeninfomarseille@state.gov (for interview in Marseille) 

In the body of your email, with the above documents attached, please also include your:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Middle Name(s)
  • Any other Names used
  • Date and Place of birth (Month/Day/Year + City/State, if applicable/Country)
  • Telephone number

Read all steps to take if electing to renounce U.S. citizenship