What Are We DOING?!? Renouncing U.S. Citizenship & Living Abroad
Are you considering renouncing your U.S. citizenship and living abroad? If so, you may have a lot of questions about what that entails. In this video, we will discuss what renouncing U.S. citizenship means, how to do it, and the benefits and drawbacks of doing so.
Renouncing U.S. citizenship is a serious decision and should not be taken lightly. It is a voluntary act, and involves formally giving up one’s U.S. nationality and any associated rights. When you renounce your citizenship, you no longer have the right to live and work in the United States, and you will no longer receive any of the benefits of being a U.S. citizen, such as access to the U.S. social security system.
In order to renounce your U.S. citizenship, you must fill out a form and attend an in-person interview with a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. At the interview, you will be asked to read and sign an oath of renunciation. You will also have to pay a fee.
There are a few benefits to renouncing U.S. citizenship. Depending on where you are living, you may be able to take advantage of lower taxes and fewer financial reporting requirements. You may also be able to access healthcare and other services that are not available to U.S. citizens.
However, there are also some drawbacks to renouncing your U.S. citizenship. For example, you may not be able to travel back to the United States without a visa, and you may be subject to additional taxes in the U.S.
Renouncing U.S. citizenship is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. Be sure to research the process thoroughly and consider the pros and cons before making your decision.