Final Appointment and Fee

On the day of your appointment, you first have to present all the original documents.

You then will be interviewed by a consular officer and must demonstrate that you fully understand the nature and consequences of the oath of renunciation, that you are not subject to duress or undue influence, and that you are voluntarily and intentionally seeking to renounce your U.S. citizenship. You will then review and once you agree sign Form DS-4081 and Form DS-4080 under oath.

After the interview your application is sent to the Department of State for review.  If approved, the date of expatriation is the date on which signed the oath in front of the consular officer. The final approval process may take several months to complete. The Certificate of Loss of Nationality is the sole legal document establishing your loss of nationality.

Pending approval of the application by the Department of State, you remain a U.S. citizen and cannot travel to the U.S. on a foreign passport. After the interview your U.S. passport will be retained by the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, however if you have emergency travel to the U.S. you can contact the Embassy to have your U.S. passport returned. Please plan accordingly and don’t schedule your renunciation interview if you have travel planned to the U.S.


The fee of $2350 is payable in U.S. Dollars (dollar bills printed before 2006 cannot be accepted), Meticais, or by credit card (credit card holder must be present). Note that if your card is rejected the Embassy reserves the right to reschedule your appointment.

Make sure you have all the required documentation available before you schedule an appointment (No Walk-in Services available).
You will be asked to re-schedule if you do not have the documentation ready at the time of your appointment.

Please arrive at the time of your appointment. Please note that you won’t be admitted more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.