Renouncing US citizenship is just one way of relinquishing US citizenship

 

Many people are confused about the difference between renouncing U.S. citizenship and relinquishing U.S. citizenship. To put it simply:

There is ONLY “relinquishment” of U.S. citizenship. “Renouncing U.S. citizenship” is just one way of relinquishing. This is described in S. 349 of the INA.

I refer you to an interesting post at the Isaac Brock Society. For those having trouble understanding the different ways one can “relinquish”, I recommend this post and (more importantly) the comments.

 

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