Category Archives: US Citizenship

The canary in the coal mine

The Vancouver Consulate is now officially backlogged in its requests for renunciation of US citizenship. Advertisements

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Renouncing at the Calgary embassy

Nononymous wasn’t sure if he wanted to renounce his citizenship, but he wanted to look into his options. He decided to book an appointment at the US embassy in Calgary to conduct the first interview of the renunciation process.

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Thousands of Americans are flocking to renounce their citizenships

Giving up citizenship to what may be the country of your birth, or the country where much of your family lives is a very hard decision to make. It can mean severing emotional ties, or it can feel like betraying … Continue reading

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How do I know if my kids are US citizens?

As many of us are trying to navigate the complexities and dangers of the US tax system, there’s a fear that we may have inadvertently passed our citizenship status on to our child. For many, the last couple months have … Continue reading

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Another ‘accidental American’ fears for her Canadian family

I received the following e-mail from “Jane” (name changed for her protection). Not only is Jane an ‘accidental American’ in the truest sense (having renounced her citizenship in the ’70s when she became Canadian, but having failed to obtain a … Continue reading

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Consular Guide to Renounciation

Thinking about renouncing your US citizenship? Obviously, it’s a very drastic step and needs to be done after careful consideration. But if you think you may be interested, there are some great resources for you online.

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Who are the ‘accidental Americans’?

One term that gets a lot of airtime these days is ‘accidental American,’ but what does it mean? An ‘accidental American’ is someone with ties to the US so loose that they may not even realize that they are citizens.

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