Citizenship Services

U.S. citizenship may be acquired either at birth or through naturalization subsequent to birth.  Persons born outside of the U.S. may acquire U.S. citizenship under certain circumstances.

What Service Do You Require?

Section 349(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1481(a)(5) is the section of law that governs the ability of a United States citizen to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship. That section of law provides for the loss of nationality by voluntarily performing the following act with the intent to relinquish his or her U.S. nationality:

“(5) making a formal renunciation of nationality before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in a foreign state, in such form as may be prescribed by the Secretary of State” (emphasis added).

Scheduling an Interview

Renunciation interviews are only conducted at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.  The Consular Agencies are unable to assist with renunciations.  To schedule an appointment, please contact KingstonACS@state.gov.

Additional Information

Visit the U.S. Department of State’s website for more information.