USxCanada can vouch for the reliability of the following reporter, personally known for over three decades. This report of no-fee relinquishment in Hong Kong, authorized for release to Brock, is cut-and-pasted from a just-received email. This case provides further evidence that residents of Canada are suffering execrable treatment by the country from which they seek release.
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Date of first appointment: 2012.02
Date of second appointment: 2012.03
Date of receipt of CLN: 2012.04 (stamped approved by DoS end of March, received end of April)
The consulate informed me at my second appointment that it should be “weeks, not months” till receipt of my CLN as Washington was supposed to be processing quickly, which turned out to be the case.
I truthfully characterized my intent at the time of performing my potentially expatriating act (working for a foreign government) as “if not knowing, at least negligent or reckless” as to loss of US citizenship, which DoS accepted.
I likewise characterized my subsequent filing of US income tax returns (2 or 3 years’ worth) as “evidence less of intent to retain US citizenship than intent to avoid IRS *filing*-related penalties” (I have not *owed* lo these many years), which DoS likewise accepted.
I hope this information is useful to those waiting for their CLNs and especially to those hoping to relinquish.
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