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Old 02.02.2020, 18:08
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Re: Looking for lawyer - US nationality law

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Hi, thanks for the reply.

The question is one of renunciation of US citizenship for a Swiss national.

We already have legal counsel in the US and a lot of research done already but would also like to explore the possibility of a more easily-contactable lawyer based in Switzerland, perhaps also with specialist knowledge regarding Swiss matters on this.
Unless it's tax related, there are no Swiss matters on this. They don't care if you give up your US citizenship. In fact, your bank will be very happy if you do.

Otherwise, renouncing is easy. Make an appointment at the embassy, fill in the relevant paperwork they'll send you, go to appointment, check over paperwork, pay the $2,350 fee, stand in front of the Consul/Vice Consul and swear/affirm the oath and that's it. You're no longer American from that point on. Certainly no need for a lawyer for that.

If your legal counsel in the US is telling you anything different from the above (again unless it's US/Swiss tax related), my advice is to walk away. You don't need them, period.
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