If you voluntarily give up or renounce your U.S. citizenship, you will no longer be an American Citizen.
There are also other cases when you might lose your U.S. citizenship such as:
- Run for public office in a foreign country (under certain conditions)
- Enter military service in a foreign country (under certain conditions)
- If you intentionally acquire citizenship in a foreign country. However, you will not lose your citizenship if you acquire it by marrying a foreign national; you may become a dual national instead.
- Commit an act of treason against the United States.
There are certain consequences if you decide to give up your U.S. citizenship that is why this matter should not be decided on too quickly, fortunately; it can be undone but only under very limited circumstances. Renouncing your U.S. citizenship means that you:
- You no longer have the rights and responsibilities of a U.S. citizen.
- You can risk having a “stateless” status or immediately be a citizen of another nation.
- You will need a visa if you wish to visit the United States.
If you wish to renounce your U.S. citizenship while you are in another country where you wish to live, contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country.