Citizenship Services

Please note: The U.S. Consulate is not currently accepting appointments for Loss of Nationality applications.  We cannot provide a timeframe for when this service will resume, but will update this website when services resume.  

Please review the below links on the Department of State’s website (Travel.State.Gov) for the service you are inquiring about:

Please see below for additional information regarding the particular service you require.  If your question is not answered at the above links or in the information provided below, or if you have additional questions, please email us at HamiltonConsulate@state.gov.  Please note, the U.S. Consulate General is not currently accepting appointments for renunciation or loss of nationality applications.  We will update this website when this service resumes.

The American Citizens Services (ACS) Section provides information on claims to U.S. citizenship, renunciation, dual nationality, and loss of citizenship issues.

You may have a claim to citizenship if:

  • You, your father or your mother were born in the United States; or
  • You were born outside the United States or one of its outlying possessions to U.S. citizen parent(s) and your U.S. citizen parent(s) meets the *physical presence requirements.

Any of the following documents are evidence of citizenship. If you are no longer in possession of any of these documents, you must obtain a certified copy from the issuing authority.

  • A U.S. Birth Certificate – For certified copies, please contact the state in which you were born. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for this purpose;
  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) – For certified copies, please contact the Vital Records Section at the Department of State;
  • A Certification of Birth (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) – For certified copies, please contact the Vital Records Section in the State where you were born;
  • Inclusion in the passport of your U.S. citizen parent(s).
  • an expired, or currently valid, full validity U.S. passport

If you were born outside the United States and have not been previously documented as a U.S. citizen, and are:

  • under the age of 18: please see our instructions for obtaining a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  • age 18 or over the age of 18, please review the following checklist (PDF – 96KB) If you are found to have acquired citizenship at birth, it will be documented with a passport.

For more information on citizenship please contact the Consulate.

Note: Derivative claims to U.S. citizenship depend on the existence of a legal blood relationship between the applicant and the U.S. citizen parent.  Therefore, adopted children do not acquire citizenship automatically upon adoption.  However, they may be eligible for citizenship through naturalization if they have been processed for an immigrant visa. For more information please go to Immigrant Visas.

  • A U.S. Birth Certificate – For certified copies, please contact the state in which you were born. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains a list of states’ contact information for this purpose;
  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) – For certified copies, please contact the Vital Records Section at the Department of State;
  • A Certification of Birth (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) – For certified copies, please contact the Vital Records Section in the state where you were born;
  • Inclusion in the passport of your U.S. citizen parent(s).
  • an expired, or currently valid, full validity U.S. passport

For more information on citizenship please contact our American Citizen Services Section or book an appointment on-line with a an ACS representative or go to: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

U.S. and Bermudian

U.S. laws allow for U.S. citizens to acquire Bermudian status without losing their U.S. citizenship.  For information on Bermudian status please contact the Bermuda Department of Immigration.  Citizens of both the U.S. and Bermuda are recognized as such by both governments.  For more information on U.S. citizenship please follow this link.

Being born in Bermuda does not automatically make a child a Bermudian.  U.S. citizens who acquire dual nationality during childhood are not required by U.S. law to choose one nationality or another upon reaching the age of 18.  One does not risk losing U.S. citizenship unless one performs certain conclusively expatriating acts.  For more information on this please see below.

Please note: All U.S. citizens, even dual nationals, must present themselves as U.S. citizens when entering the United States, preferably by displaying a U.S. passport.

For more information please contact the American Citizen Services Section of the Consulate.