What has you experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it?
July 20, 2011 3:16 PM Subscribe
What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly...
posted by talljamal to law & government (21 answers total)
I've lived in Scandinavia for 2.5 years. I want to move to London. I was born in Denmark, but gave up that passport (citizenship) at 18 when I came back for 7 months and decided I'd stick with US passport and would continue life in the US. Fast FWD 15 years.
Now I've been in DK for 2.5 years and was granted a permanent residence permit based on previous danish citizenship.
I'm considering no holds barred approach to this London move, including what I've heard is necessary to get my danish (EU) passport, denouncing US citizenship.
Since it will be pretty obvious I'm not doing it to avoid taxation (I'm not a rich guy)... I wonder if in a couple years, I want to come back and live/work in the States, what obstacles would I face, paperwork-wise? Will getting a greencard or regaining citizenship be more hassle than is worth it? Even possible?
I'm also floating a post-graduate program (45 wks long)...and wonder if my live/work eligibility in UK will increase if I went that route?