How long in the processing time for renunciation of British citizenship?

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8 Replies to “How long in the processing time for renunciation of British citizenship?”

  1. Can a copy of my US passport be sent for proof of citizenship when renouncing British citizenship? I am completing on-line application, where do I send original British passport and supporting documents.

    1. Usually when you submit the online forms, there is an address stated at the end (for UKVI in Liverpool) that they say where some documents e.g. travel documents are required to be sent. If your US passport is proof of US citizenship (in some countries a passport is only a travel document and not considered proof of citizenship – e.g. from here you send your Staatsbürgerschaftsnachweis) then a copy would be a suitable document to send. There is a filling guide, please check whether you need a certified copy made of the photo page by a lawyer. Hope this helps – this blog only deals with becoming an Austrian citizen and renouncing British.

  2. Hello …can you help me?
    I am renouncing my british passport to take on Liechtenstein citizenship. There is NO DUAL citizenship allowed.
    I am worried that I will have NO ability to travel during the process time… as I have family in Austria and Britain, I would not like to be a “prisoner” !! One only gets a Liechtenstein passport AFTER proof of renouncing british is received….any advice.. thanks in advance

    1. Would suggest sending in only a copy of the British passport – due to living in a microstate you would be justified in retaining a valid travel document until your new passport and citizenship comes through.

  3. Hi,

    I’ve submitted my online form for renouncing my British Citizenship. They have asked for some documents to be sent to the Liverpool (in the checklist).

    Must the supporting documents be the original or can they be photocopy? Similar to someone who asked before, I’m also concerned my passport will get misplaced or I can’t travel during the renouncement processing period.

    How long does it usually take to process and reply with a confirmation letter for my application? I’ll need it for my other citizenship application as supporting document, but the indication says the renouncement process can take up to 6 months, which is the validity of my citizenship application, otherwise it’ll be rejected.

    Is there way to expedite the process/ renouncement?

    1. Sorry for the delay in replying – my advice would be to send a copy of the passport and only sending the original for cancellation once you have your Austrian passport.

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