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American citizens can have dual citizenship , but if an american citizen who has his/her citizenship renounced (even though the person was originally an american citizen) , then what is a way of obtaining the citizenship back ? And can an american citizen without dual citizenship (Meaning that he is only an american citizen), renounce his/her citizenship ??

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    Once they renounce their citizenship, seems to me they don't have an American citizenship to get "back". They should start where any other non-citizen does. – cHao Jan 10 '18 at 13:20
  • Was this a voluntary renouncement ir involuntary (required by another government)? – user6726 Jan 10 '18 at 16:09
  • These are two distinct questions. The second may already have an answer here. – Nij Jan 10 '18 at 21:37
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American citizens can have dual citizenship , but if an american citizen who has his/her citizenship renounced (even though the person was originally an american citizen) , then what is a way of obtaining the citizenship back?

Possibly, by the same means that a non-citizen could be naturalized. But, immigration and nationality officials have broad discretion and would probably refuse to grant citizenship to someone who had previously renounced it.

And can an american citizen without dual citizenship (Meaning that he is only an american citizen), renounce his/her citizenship?

Yes. For example, Prince Harry's financee plans to renounce her U.S. citizenship and contemporaneously be granted U.K. citizenship (the paperwork goes through really easily when the Queen is your grandmother in law). Renunciation of citizenship is not necessarily tied to gaining a new citizenship, but leaving yourself stateless would be a foolish thing to do.

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    There's a guy living stateless in one of the former Czechoslovak republics who did just that. He seems to have done fairly well for himself, but I guess he got lucky. Or maybe he got the residence permit before renouncing instead of after. – phoog Jan 12 '18 at 1:03

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