Immigration Services for U.S. Citizens
The U.S. immigration lawyers at Hodkinson Law Group assist U.S. citizens in London and other parts of Europe in a full range of passport and visa matters for businesses and individuals, including those listed below.
Children Born Outside the U.S.
A U.S. citizen child who is born outside the U.S. must apply for a U.S. passport at an American Embassy prior to his/her first visit to the U.S. This application is generally filed concurrently with an application for a “Consular Report of Birth Abroad,” since both applications require a personal interview. The Report is official evidence of U.S. citizenship issued to a person under age 18, who was born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.
It generally takes 4-6 weeks to schedule an interview with American Citizen Services Section at the American Embassy, and may vary by season. Advance planning is extremely important.
Click on the following link to learn more about passports for children born outside the U.S.
Applications for Issuance/Renewal of U.S. Passports
There are several ways an applicant can apply for or renew a U.S. passport, including:
- Passport services by mail
- Passport services in person
- Emergency passports
Each application process has specific requirements in regard to documentation and appointment scheduling that must be closely followed.
Click here to learn more about applications for issuance/renewal of U.S. passports.
Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship
Every U.S. citizen over the age of 18 years has the right to give up their U.S. citizenship. This decision may have significant inheritance and tax consequences, so it is imperative to seek tax and estate planning advice prior to making a decision regarding whether or not this renunciation is appropriate for you. Additionally, relinquishment of U.S. citizenship may have long-term immigration ramifications for the person considering renunciation as well as for family members. Careful consideration of these effects must take place as part of the overall strategy.
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Contact a U.S. Immigration Lawyer in London
To find out how we can meet your immigration needs, contact immigration law firm Hodkinson Law Group via email or at 44 (0) 20 7299 2490.