FAM EXHIBIT 1292
A SAMPLE LETTER TO ACCOMPANY CLN (Certificate of Loss of Nationality) FOR MINOR RENUNCIANTS
Every U.S. citizen has the right to renounce voluntarily and
intentionally his or her citizenship, as you have done. Because this is a very
serious decision with consequences that may not have been apparent to you
at the time, the law gives persons like yourself who renounced under the
age of 18 an opportunity to reevaluate your decision when you reach the
age of 18.
Section 351(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S. Code
1483) allows you to reclaim your U.S. citizenship within 6 months after your
18th birthday. You are advised to make a note of the deadline to reclaim
automatically your U.S. citizenship: the deadline is [insert date six months
from 18th birthday.] You may do so by going to any U.S. embassy or
consulate or passport acceptance facility, execute a passport application and
take an oath of allegiance to the United States. Under this law, if you make
such a claim, you will be considered as never having renounced your U.S.
Just like the decision to renounce your citizenship, the decision to
reclaim it is yours alone. No one, including the U.S. Government, any other
government, or even your own family can make the decision for you. Please
keep this in mind as you consider whether you may want to make a claim of
citizenship once you become 18.
The U.S. Government and the Department of State do not wish to
influence your decision. We just want to make sure that you know that you
have the right to reconsider and take back this decision upon reaching the
age of 18. Because this is a very important right that you retain, we ask
that you keep this letter with your Certificate of Loss of Nationality should
you wish to take advantage of this right when you reach the age of 18. The
Department of State will also keep a complete record of your renunciation as
well as this letter. Please remember that the period to automatically reclaim
citizenship expires on [date].
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact (NAME) at
(phone number). You may also contact the U.S. Department of State, Office
of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management at any time. That
office can be reached at 202-647-5225.
SIGNATURE OF CONSULAR OFFICER
TYPED NAME OF CONSULAR OFFICER
TITLE OF CONSULAR OFFICER
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