One woman’s journey to renounce her US citizenship and move to Canada: Learn exactly how much it costs to renounce your citizenship, what the process entails, how long it takes, and what happens with paying taxes, collecting social security, and visiting the US in the future. Are you considering renouncing your citizenship? Why or why not? Join the conversation in the comments. Timestamps and resources below: ⬇️
00:00 Introduction: Why renounce? Pros & cons
01:32 Start of the interview (Vancouver, BC)
02:55 Difficulties of getting Canadian residency or citizenship
04:21 Finding a job in Canada
05:58 Will there be a Canada Remote Work Visa?
08:52 Why renounce your US citizenship?
11:59 Filing taxes and the FEIE
14:29 Renouncing without a 2nd citizenship
15:24 How hard is the process of renouncing?
17:06 Step by step process to renouncing
21:24 Timeline to renouncing
22:08 Flying to the US Embassy in Mexico
23:04 Documents required
25:15 Famous billionaires who renounced
26:26 Unexpected repercussions
27:33 Flying home and returning your US passport
29:45 Cost and Exit Tax
32:12 Experience renouncing from Mexico
39:45 How hard is it to renounce?
40:29 Disagreement with US values and policies
43:43 Expats voting overseas
45:29 Reaction of family and friends
48:18 Collecting social security
50:33 Visiting the US in the future
51:13 Second passports and Golden Visas
51:51 Any regrets?
53:35 Advice for others
55:51 Travel plans
57:18 More living abroad interviews (how to listen)
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Listen to the podcast version of this video: https://www.badassdigitalnomads.com/how-to-renounce-your-us-citizenship-part-2-youtube-drama/
Community Post (regarding this specific video): https://www.youtube.com/post/Ugx-V3elm6BgbbbezeN4AaABCQ
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↳ Evan Edinger: Would I Ever Renounce My US Citizenship? https://youtu.be/Hjo7quY0NZk
★ Related Podcasts:
↳ Renouncing Your US citizenship Part 1: https://www.badassdigitalnomads.com/renouncing-your-us-citizenship-part-1-living-abroad-in-canada-with-erika-lind/
↳ The Shocking Truth About How US Expats Vote (and Why They DON’T) https://www.badassdigitalnomads.com/the-shocking-truth-about-how-us-expats-vote/
↳ Meditating in British Columbia, Canada: https://www.badassdigitalnomads.com/insights-from-meditating-for-100-hours-in-10-days/
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★ Additional Resources on Renouncing US Citizenship:
↳ IRS Expatriation Tax https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/expatriation-tax
↳ IRS Renouncing US citizenship https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/relief-procedures-for-certain-former-citizens
↳ Nomad Capitalist on renouncing citizenship: https://nomadcapitalist.com/2016/10/30/lose-government-benefits-renounce-citizenship/
↳ Retaining social security benefits after renouncing https://www.greenbacktaxservices.com/blog/article-renouncing-and-retiring-with-ease/
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