US Citizens

Renunciation of Citizenship

This information is for procedures of adopting children in Kazakhstan:

Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan does not allow for dual citizenship. Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who have accepted U.S. citizenship should send all documents described below to renounce their citizenship from the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Naturalized U.S. cititzens (who previouly held Kazakh citizenship) who want to claim pension savings from funds held in Kazakhstan funds must apply for visa B8 (residence permit) to Consular Section assigned to their U.S. state of residency. Naturalized US citizens must receive documentation of allowance from the MIA of Kazakhstan to live in the USA prior to becoming a US citizen. Otherwise the US citizens must apply for permanent residency in Kazakhstan. For that purpose, U.S. citizens may enter Kazakhstan for 30 consecutive days or fewer to make the application.

For an application for the loss of citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan must include the following documents in duplicate (for the second copy you can make a copy of the original documents) in the order corresponding to this list. Important: the form must be submitted in either Russian or Kazakh languages. We recommend that you complete the form in English and have it translated into Russian or Kazakh.

  1. Completed Renunciation of Citizenship form Renunciation of Citizenship form;

  2. Notarized copies of the document certifyin the acquisition of foreign citizenship and the passport of a foreign state;

  3. The original national passport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, identity card and military ID card;

  4. Completed application form and 2 passport size photos;

  5. Consular fees for Renunciation/Loss of Citizenship are not charged, however, it is necessary to pay a $50 for a Certificate of Renunciation/Loss of Citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan. You must atttach a proof of your online payment. Cash, money orders, and corporate or personal checks are not accepted.

Consular fees are nonrefundable. If you have an error during online payment or think that your payment was not successful, DO NOT PAY THE SECOND TIME. Please, contact your bank first for information on the status of payment.

  1. Prepaid envelope with return address and tracking number.

Documents must be sent to the Consular Section for which your U.S. state of residency is assigned.

Renunciation of Citizenship is typically issued within seven (7) days.

When applying for a visa, you must attach a copy of the certificate of Renunciation/Loss of Citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan.