Your Rights After Renunciation
There are so many different and conflicting opinions about this online that it can be hard to know where to start. The key thing to note here is that once you renounce your US citizenship, you have exactly the same rights as anyone else from your country. The US cannot legally treat you differently in any way, and that extends to everything from your tax liabilities to your ability to travel on visa programs.
What Rights Do You Lose?
When you renounce US citizenship you will lose the following:
- The right to live and work in the US
- The right to vote in any US elections
- The right to enjoy any US protection or consular support overseas
- The right to enter and remain indefinitely
- The right for any children born after your renunciation to receive US citizenship
Common Renunciation Myths Debunked
There are a whole host of scare stories and plenty of inaccurate information online about what can happen to expatriates. Here are the most common ones, and a quick explanation of why they’re wrong: