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How do I give up British citizenship or another form of British nationality?

This section explains when it is possible to give up (renounce) your British citizenship or other British nationality and how you can do so.

You may wish to give up (renounce) your citizenship so that, for instance, you can become a citizen of another country that does not allow dual nationality. However, it is not always possible to give up your British citizenship or nationality. The links below give more details.

If you have previously given up British nationality and wish to become a British citizen or British overseas territories citizen again you should read the pages Can I register as a British citizen if I have previously given up my citizenship? or Can I register as a British overseas territories citizen if I have previously given up my citizenship? for details of the requirements you need to meet to resume your citizenship.

How to give up British citizenship, British overseas territories citizenship, British overseas citizenship, British subject status or British national (overseas) status

This page will help you decide whether you can give up (renounce) your British citizenship, British overseas territories citizenship, British overseas citizenship, British subject status or British national(overseas) statusand explains how to do it.

Completing the form

This page explains how you should complete the declaration to give up your British citizenship or other British status.

Supporting documents

This page provides details of the documents you will need to supply to us to support your application to give up your British citizenship or other British status.

Cost

This page provides details of the fee that you need to pay when giving up your British citizenship.

Where to send the form

This page tells you where to send your form to give up your British citizenship or other British status.

Processing your application

This page explains what you can expect after you have sent us your application form declaring that you wish to give up your British citizenship or other British status.