Expatriation Appointments at Vancouver – Now in ONE Meeting!

It’s been months since I’ve seen any availability for Vancouver appointments. Thanks to Cyal8rUS, who posted the following comment on the “About the Isaac Brock Society” page:  Quote “If someone with authorship privileges would be able to blog this: The Vancouver US Consulate FINALLY has new appointments available for “other” ACS services. If you have been trying to book a renunciation appointment, get there quickly.  …” End Quote  So, I posted on Brock and here.  Seems there’s been quite a change at Vancouver.

The Vancouver website says;  ”If you would like to make an appointment to renounce or relinquish your U.S. citizenship, please email VancouverCLN@state.gov ”  So, I e-mailed that address a few minutes ago and got an immediate automated reply (very comprehensive with detailed instructions).  Of particular interest is this paragraph [emphasis added]:  Quote “IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING APPOINTMENTS.  If you arrive fully prepared for your appointment, we will likely process your loss of nationality in one interview.  If you do not have the forms filled out or if you do not have all required original evidence, you will need to return for a second appointment.” EndQuote

So:  (1) only one visit is required, (2) you must book through Vancouver.CLN@state.gov (not through the online calendar).

Full text of the e-mail after the arrow.

 

Quote“Thank you for contacting us regarding renouncing U.S. citizenship.

Please do not reply to this email.  This inbox is not monitored.

Renunciation of U.S. citizenship must 1) be taken in the presence of a
diplomatic or consular officer; 2) be taken outside the United States;
and 3) be in the precise form prescribed by the Secretary of State.  It
is an irrevocable action that cannot be reversed.  Should you choose to
pursue renunciation of your U.S. citizenship, you will have to complete
form DS-4079 – Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United
States Citizenship and come to the Consulate to sign an “Oath of
Renunciation of the Nationality of the United States” and a “Statement
of Understanding”.  These documents form the basis for the Department of
State’s decision regarding the U.S. citizen’s request to renounce
citizenship and are enclosed for your information.

Please review these additional documents before scheduling an
appointment:  Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship (
http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_776.html
<http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_776.html> ), Right
of Residence in the U.S. (
http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_777.html
<http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_777.html> ), and
Dual Nationality (
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html
<http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html> ).

On July 13, 2010 the Department of State implemented a fee of $450 for
administrative processing of formal renunciation of U.S. citizenship.
This fee is payable in either U.S. or Canadian dollars or by major
credit card on the day of your appointment.

Once you have all forms filled out and you have gathered the required
evidence, please email vancouveracs@state.gov
<mailto:vancouveracs@state.gov>  to schedule an appointment.  Your email
should indicate that you read this email and that you have filled out
all your required forms and gathered all required supporting
documentation.  Please include a contact phone number in your email.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING APPOINTMENTS

If you arrive fully prepared for your appointment, we will likely
process your loss of nationality in one interview.  If you do not have
the forms filled out or if you do not have all required original
evidence, you will need to return for a second appointment.

At the time of your appointment you must bring:

–Completed and unsigned Form DS4079 (
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/97025.pdf
<http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/97025.pdf> )

--Completed Form DS4080 (
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/97025.pdf
<http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/97025.pdf> )

–Completed Form DS4081 (
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/81607.pdf
<http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/81607.pdf> )

–Original proof of U.S. citizenship.  See this website for information
on proof of U.S. citizenship and requirements for U.S. birth
certificates:
http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html#step3first
<http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html#step3first> .

–Original proof of other citizenship (often a valid Canadian passport).

–Original evidence of name changes, if applicable (usually marriage
certificates of official name change document).

–Your NEXUS card, if you have been issued one.

–Your U.S. Social Security Card, if you have one.

–The address of your last residence in the United States.

–Original evidence of your prior expatriating act if you are
documenting a prior relinquishment of U.S. citizenship (usually a
Canadian certificate of citizenship with the date you became a Canadian
citizen).  This is not required if you are currently a U.S. citizen
renouncing your U.S. citizenship.  Please see this link to learn about
the difference between relinquishment and renunciation (
http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_778.html
<http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_778.html> ).

–$450 for documentation of formal renunciation.  We accept cash and
credit cards but do not accept debit or personal checks.

Please refer to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website 
http://www.irs.gov/uac/Form-8854,-Initial-and-Annual-Expatriation-Statem
ent
<http://www.irs.gov/uac/Form-8854,-Initial-and-Annual-Expatriation-State
ment>  for information on U.S. federal tax form 8854 “Initial and Annual
Expatriation Information Statement”.

Should you have any questions please send an e-mail to
vancouveracs@state.gov. <mailto:vancouveracs@state.gov.%20>  ” EndQuote

Cross-posted at the Isaac Brock Society.  

One thought on “Expatriation Appointments at Vancouver – Now in ONE Meeting!

  1. After receiving the same automated reply as above, I sent an email on Sept 27 to schedule a renunciation appointment, confirming that I had all required forms and documents. I did not hear back until Oct 9 when I received a phone call offering me an appointment on Nov 22. As noted above, you have to email VancouverCLN@state.gov to start the process.That triggers the automated reply with information and instructions. As of Oct 9, the government shutdown was not affecting the consulate. Staff were told to carry on business as usual for the time being but advised that the situation could change with little or no notice.

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