What is a Certificate of Loss of Nationality?Introduction
A CLN, or Certificate of Loss of Nationality, is an official document issued by the U.S. government to individuals who have renounced their U.S. citizenship. If you are a current U.S. citizen who is considering renouncing your citizenship, you must first complete a CLN application.
The CLN application is a two-page form that must be completed in English. The form asks for basic information about the applicant, including their name, date of birth, place of birth, and current address. The form also asks for the reason the applicant is renouncing their U.S. citizenship. After the form is completed, it must be signed by the applicant in the presence of a U.S. consular officer. The consular officer will then issue the CLN. The CLN is an important document that proves that the holder is no longer a U.S. citizen.
It is required for many purposes, including applying for a passport from another country. If you are a U.S. citizen who is considering renouncing your citizenship, be sure to complete a CLN application.