Please note: There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to notarials, passports, citizenship or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.
Exceptions to the appointment requirements in cases of bona fide Emergency such as:
- Family death or illness
- Emergency medical treatment
- Provision of support to a family member undergoing such treatment
- U.S. Court summons
Exceptions are made, on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the Consular Officer. To request an Emergency appointment Contact the U.S. Embassy by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Service Do You Require?
A person wishing to renounce his or her U.S. citizenship must voluntarily and with intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship:
- Appear in person before a U.S. consular or diplomatic officer in a foreign country (normally at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate); and
- Sign an oath of renunciation
Renunciations that do not meet the conditions described above have no legal effect. Because of the provisions of Section 349(a)(5), U.S. citizens cannot effectively renounce their citizenship by mail, through an agent, or while in the United States. In fact, U.S. courts have held certain attempts to renounce U.S. citizenship to be ineffective on a variety of grounds, as discussed below.
For more information, visit http://travel.state.gov