Relinquishing Citizenship and Passport Surrender

After you have been living abroad for some time you may take the decision to make your move permanent and you may start to consider relinquishing citizenship of your home country. The following sections contain nationality specific information for passport surrender for a number of different countries including the United Kingdom, the United States of America, India and Australia.

Within the sections you will find detailed information about the consequences of passport surrender together with vital information about the process for relinquishing citizenship from your home country. We answer a number of frequently asked questions about passport surrender as well as dispelling some of the common myths associated with giving up one passport in order to become a permanent citizen of your host country.

If you are considering becoming a permanent resident in your host country, you will fine our international relocation guides contain all the vital information you need about becoming a permanent fixture.

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