You will no longer be an American citizen if you voluntarily give up (renounce) your U.S. citizenship. You might lose your U.S. citizenship in specific cases, including if you:
- Run for public office in a foreign country (under certain conditions).
- Enter military service in a foreign country (under certain conditions).
- Intentionally acquire citizenship in a foreign country except if you acquire it through marriage to a foreign national; you may become a dual national instead.
- Commit an act of treason against the United States.
Giving up your U.S. citizenship has consequences. You should never make this decision lightly, as it can only be undone under very limited circumstances. Renouncing your U.S. citizenship means that you:
- Give up your rights and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen.
- Must become a citizen of another nation, or risk becoming "stateless."
- May need a visa to visit the United States.
Contact the U.S. Embassy or consulate in the country where you intend to live to renounce your U.S. citizenship.