Post-Renunciation Matters Post here your questions, answers, thoughts on post-renunciation matters. See also: Renunciation Question thread and its sub-threads (which are listed there). Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
@petlover and @Mike this issue has actually been addressed here before: https://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2015/06/22/re-naturalising-after-giving-up-u-s-citizenship/
I don’t know of any cases, but I can provide some general links.
(1) Administrative Review of Loss of Citizenship
There is a procedure for administrative review to have a renunciation revoked. I think it would be difficult, probably impossible, for one to prove their renunciation was not voluntary or that they were not competent, except in a pretty odd case. This review procedure is mentioned on the back of the CLN and there is more info in the DoS Manual, 7 FAM 1230, Administrative Review and Appeal of Loss of Nationality Findings. We have a thread on the topic, with 58 comments, Reinstating US Citizenship After Renunciation.
(2) Applying for US Citizenship after Renunciation
Eric wrote a detailed post, Re-naturalising after Giving Up US Citizenship, which has 23 comments.
@CoffeeBean and pacifica777
Thank you both for the links to the appropriate IBS post/thread. Apparently I wasn’t using the right search terms to find what I was looking for.
From reading the post, I gather it’s fairly straightforward for a former citizen to get a “fast-track” green card if they have an immediate family member who is a US citizen. Does anyone know anything about this in more detail? How fast is the fast track? And, if I recall correctly, there’s a particular date when it’s wise to abandon the green card for tax reasons, right?
I reliquished in 2017, but my daughter still has US citizenship, although she’s never lived there. Would that matter?
Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a bit of tight spot as citizens of Austria, a country that is planning to mandate vaccines for EVERYBODY by February. Please do not misunderstand me or misconstrue this comment as a vaccine debate. My daughter sustained a vaccine-related injury when she was a toddler, which caused one of her kidneys to permanently fail, however, this is not recognized as grounds for an exemption to the coming mandate. With her US passport, it is simple enough for her to enter the US, where the mandates are not as extreme, with only a PCR test and perhaps quarantine. My husband and I would like to join her for an indefinite stay should it become necessary, but weren’t sure how to go about this. Expedited green cards sound like a great option.
It’s truly terrible how difficult these times are and what we are all experiencing due to the pandemic. I wish everyone all the best for staying healthy and safe.
As we’ve been getting into details of moving within the EU, I have copied the above comment and moved replies to a new sub-thread, Moving Within the EU Post-Renunciation.