U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 7Consular Affairs7 FAM 1260 Page 3 of 9
contemplating renunciation for whatever reason should be advised clearlyand unequivocally that, if they choose to exercise their right to renounceU.S. citizenship under INA 349(a)(5) (8 U.S.C. 1481(a)) and theDepartment of State issues a Certificate of Loss of Nationality, suchaction is final and irrevocable.
7 FAM 1262 INTERVIEW WITH POTENTIALRENUNCIANT
7 FAM 1262.1 Threshold Questions
When an individual approaches you attempting to renounce U.S. citizenship,you should:Verify that the potential renunciant is a U.S. citizen
Clear the individual’s name in the Consular Lookout and Support
System (CLASS)Review the PIERS and ACS automated systems for any previouscase history
7 FAM 1262.2 Initial Interview with PotentialRenunciant
a. Public information: At an initial interview, provide the individual with acopy(ies) of the following brochures available on the Department of StateBureau of Consular Affairs Web site:(1) Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship;(2) Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship by Person Claiming a Right of Residence in the United States;(3) Possible Loss of U.S. Citizenship and Dual Nationality.b. Consequences: Explain the serious consequences of renunciation assummarized in Form DS-4081, Statement of Understanding Concerningthe Consequences and Ramifications of Relinquishment or Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship.c. Reflection: Tell the individual to think over whether he or she trulywishes to renounce U.S. nationality, and, if so, to schedule anappointment for the renunciation ceremony.