Citizenship Services

Applications for citizenship services are by appointment only. Please be sure to schedule an appointment before attending the Consulate to submit an application.

What Service Do You Require?

When a child is born to at least one U.S. citizen parent outside of the United States, U.S. law may confer citizenship on the child, depending on various factors. Citizenship laws are complex, and it is impossible to address all factual situations here. Below, however, are the most common ones. Please note that in order to process a child’s claim to U.S. citizenship, the U.S. parent must establish that he/she is the biological parent.

For more information visit our Eligibility for a CRBA page

 

If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card or “Green Card”, please download the I-407 Form (PDF 624 KB) and complete only those items that are highlighted in yellow.

 

You will need to complete the yellow-highlighted sections in form I-407 (PDF 624 KB), “Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Residence”. Please note that this is a Form-Fill PDF format that allows you to type in the information prior to printing.

Supporting Documentation

  • Completed I-407
  • Note 1: Item 6(a) – Be sure to state your reasons for abandoning your permanent resident status;
  • Note 2: Item 6(d) – Do not write anything in this block.
  • Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
  • Note 3: If you don’t have your permanent resident card (lost/stolen/misplaced), please explain in 6(b).
  • Your Permit to Re-Enter (I-327) (only if applicable)
  • G-28 – Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative (only if applicable)

Do not submit United States Social Security cards to this office.

Abandoning your Permanent Resident Card and status does not affect your ability to apply to immigrate to the United States at some future time. However, you will have to begin the process anew and apply through the usual application process.