Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship

An individual may exercise the right to formally renounce U.S. citizenship in accordance with Section 349(a)(5) INA.

Renunciation of U.S. citizenship is a very serious and irrevocable exercise and should therefore only be undertaken after careful consideration of the consequences. You must demonstrate you are fully aware of the consequences before you receive an appointment. Please read all of the information below on both this website and the provided links.

In The Netherlands renunciation of U.S. citizenship can only be done, by appointment, at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.  There is currently a wait time of eight months up to one year for this service.

To receive an appointment for an application to renounce, please complete the forms and questionnaire below.  Upon completion, send forms and questionnaire, and if need be your additional statement, to:

Alternativey you may send these as print-outs to:

U.S. Consulate General
U.S. Citizen Services – CLN application
John Adams Park 1
2244 BZ  Wassenaar

Please review and complete:

Form DS-4081 (PDF 199 KB): Statement of Understanding Concerning Consequences and Ramifications of Relinquishment or Renunciation of U.S. citizenship. Make sure you check all appropriate boxes.

Form DS-4080 (PDF 263 KB): Oath/Affirmation of Renunciation of Nationality United States which are used in connection with renunciation of U.S. citizenship.  After completion, please mail the documents or scan them to the Consulate General in Amsterdam.  The original documents need to be signed in the presence of a United States Consular Officer at your renunciation appointment.  At this time you also have to turn in your current U.S. passport and present your passport of your other nationality.

Please also fill out the following CLN questionnaire:

Click here to open the CLN questionnaire as fillable Word document, 35 Kb.

Sending an additional statement is entirely optional.

For more information regarding renunciation and dual citizenship, please refer to the travel website of the State Department (Law and Policy).

Please note you will also be required to file IRS form 8854 directly with the Internal Revenue Service.  For additional details and to download the form, please see the IRS website.

N.B.:  Effective September 12, 2014, the fee for the “Administrative Processing of Formal Renunciation of U. S Citizenship” is $2,350.00.  It will be collected at your appointment. Credit card payments are preferred, as the cashier is not authorized to accept 200 and 500 euro bills. Please see our fees page for further payment instructions.  No third party can be present during a renunciation interview.


Form DS-4079: Determination of Possible Loss of U.S. Citizenship. If you have relinquished your U.S. citizenship in the past but have not requested a Certificate of Loss of Nationality, you may follow the above guidance but complete Form DS-4079 in lieu of Form DS-4080.

More information on relinquishment can be found on

Effective November 9, 2015, the application/processing fee for relinquishment of U.S. citizenship is equal to the fee for renouncing U.S. citizenship: $2,350.

If you have requested a Certificate of Loss of Nationality but are no longer in  possession of this document, you may write to the Department of State.