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Certificate of Loss of Nationality; Canceled US passport

Wednesday, 31 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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I visited the embassy today in response to the call I received yesterday. I was given a Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States (DS-4083), for which I signed a receipt. I also received my US passport back, ...

I’m officially stateless

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Got a call yesterday (29 December 2008) from the US Embassy that my Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States has been received here in Bratislava. The staffer offered me the choice of picking it up in person or ...

Interview – Radio Slovakia International

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Yesterday I did a studio interview with Christopher George of Radio Slovakia International. We spoke for maybe twenty minutes, and the interview was edited down to about eleven minutes. Audio, direct from Radio Slovakia International, unedited, 12.3MB, 26min 52sec (my segment ...

Press release

Wednesday, 10 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Welcome, new friends and new visitors. If after reading this article you would like to trace the story back to the beginning -- at least, to the beginning of this blog -- please click on the diary category link. Enjoy ...

I surrendered my US passport today

Monday, 8 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Welcome, new friends and new visitors. If after reading this article you would like to trace the story back to the beginning -- at least, to the beginning of this blog -- please click on the diary category link. Enjoy ...

Confrontation with bureaucracy, part 3

Sunday, 7 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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On Friday I had a 9am appointment at the US Embassy with the Consul to move ahead with my renunciation of US citizenship. The Consul, an affable man about my age, did his duty. He made certain all the forms were ...

Confrontation with bureaucracy, part 1

Wednesday, 26 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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I approach the United States Embassy in Bratislava today by taxi, around 3:00pm. I don't know how many of the security cameras disguised as birdhouses around Hviezdoslav Square catch sight of me. Doesn't matter, really. I also don't bother with my ...

New visa

Wednesday, 19 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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This morning I received my shiny new official permission to draw breath and metabolize on the territory of the Slovak Republic, an extension of my temporary residence permit valid for another 18 months. Hooray, one more bureaucratic battle won! The visa ...

A dream deferred

Thursday, 25 September 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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I've made the decision to postpone my renunciation plans by a little bit. The new target is "by the end of November". The reason is that I recalled, just in time, that I was due to apply to extend my Slovak ...

Canadian citizenship: you’re stuck with it

Friday, 22 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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A reader who prefers to remain anonymous wrote to me saying that she is considering renouncing her Canadian citizenship, for reasons similar to my own. Sorry to inform you, friend, but it's gonna be a tough road. I refer you to ...
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