Americans who wish to renounce their citizenship must wait

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Some of the “random Americans” who have granted citizenship because they were born in the United States, even though they have lived elsewhere all their lives as it keeps on connecting them being an American Citizen.

Since the pandemic struck in March 2020, most US consular missions round the world suspended their expatriation services for those who are desperate to hand over US citizenship. The US embassy in London, which is the most important of its sort in western Europe delays their system to a growing mountain of disgruntled citizens. Counting up the estimates, there could also be as many as 30,000 people among the 9 million US citizens living abroad who would really like to start the renunciation process but impossible.

Some people want to offer up US citizenship because the government has made the burden of being American more burdensome for those in abroad. In 2010, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was passed, which required foreign banks and other financial institutions to report all customers they think to be U.S. to the IRS.

Joshua Grant is one among of the persons who wants to travel into the method of renunciation. He was born and raised in Selma, Alabama, until he moved to Germany when he was 21 to learn the German language.

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He contacted the office people senator from Alabama Richard Shelby. They passed him on to the state department, which successively passed him back to the bureau of consular affairs, which mentioned the pandemic. As he stated, “It’s very taxing. My whole life in Germany is on hold,” he said. “It’s funny: people in Germany tend to work out the US as a liberal country where the rule of law was established, but I can’t even find anyone within the U.S. to speak to.”


The U.S is additionally one amongst only two countries (the other being Eritrea) that taxes people on their citizenship rather than where they live. It forces Americans abroad to disclose their global income to the IRS, with possible tax implications.