Are you interested in getting a US passport? Well, believe it or not, some US citizens are actually trying to get rid of their US passports! Many super wealthy Americans are renouncing their US citizenship to avoid paying taxes.
In 2008, approximately 250 Americans traded in their US passports. Last year nearly 2,000 Americans got rid of their US passports. In 2012, it expected that even more Americans are going to turn in their US passports.
In Switzerland, to renounce your US citizenship, there is a 10-minute renunciation ceremony that takes place inside a booth with bullet-proof glass windows. I guess that the people are so wealthy that they must take every precaution to come out of the process alive. It is there that embassy staff question Americans who wish to renounce their citizenship to be certain that they are acting voluntarily and understand the implications of giving up their passports.
After the ex-pats pay a fee of $450, within 3 months they will receive a certificate explaining that they are no longer American citizens. This also means that they are no longer entitled to the services and protection of the United States government.
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