ב' לחודש השנים עשר ב' תשע"ד
Well, after toying with the idea of renouncing my U. S. citizenship, I have made the decision to go through with renunciation. The truth is that I had already thought this through thoroughly. I had been thinking of renunciation as far back as 2001.
Eventually, I will put all of the various parts to the documenting of this journey of mine together into a Renunciation of U. S. Citizenship Guide for Israeli Dual Citizens. But, for now, I will post the stages of my process in parts.
You can go straight to the following link to make an appointment with:
After reading this page, decide how you want contact the Consulate for your appointment. I clicked at the bottom to view available appointment dates and times. I then chose one, and it took me about a minute to complete the online form.
By the way, there was a note suggesting reports of difficulties using Firefox to complete an appointment request. So, using a different web browser was recommended.
Click on "Request notarial and other services not listed above," and that you read and understood, then click "continue."
Make sure you have your U. S. Passport number and a valid e-mail address. The form did not allow the request to go through without an e-mail address.
Your appointment sheet should look like this. Print it out, because it needs to be brought with you.
|U. S. Consulate, Jerusalem, Appointment Sheet|
Grayed out areas = personal details and passwords
(Click to enlarge)
I must say that I am a bit nervous, but the good kind of nervous,...and excited, all at once.
I am mostly concerned about being interrogated, so to speak, and that I will be sent home for a "cooling-off period," which I have heard can happen.
The number of U. S. citizens renouncing their citizenship has been growing dramatically. I intend to add one more to the number, with my own renunciation.
I simply intend to tell them the truth as to why I want to renounce, and then hold my ground. I am prepared to accept a second, required visit. But, I am also prepared to do everything I can to avoid this. After all, I have to miss work for this process.
I will update you on ט' אדר ב'/March 11, after my appointment, and will include the forms I was required to complete, and the details of my "interview."
So, stay tuned!