400% rise: Fee to renounce US citizenship goes up fourfold to $2,350Submitted by dice on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:32
400% rise: Fee to renounce US citizenship goes up fourfold to $2,350
"The cost of getting rid of US citizenship has quadrupled to $2350, up from $450. The changes will come into effect on September 6th and the State Department says it is necessary to cover the real cost of processing an application to lose citizenship.
The price hike marks a sharp u turn from 2010 when the State Department decided on the $450 fee “in order to lessen the impact on those who need the service and not to discourage the utilization of the service, a development the Department feels would be detrimental to national interests.”