This list excludes people who may have indicated their intent to do so but never formally completed the process, as well as immigrants who had their naturalizations cancelled after convictions for war crimes or for fraud in the naturalization process. Andrews was born in China to American father Roy Chapman Andrews and his English wife, and served in the U. After graduating from Harvard University in 1947, Andrews moved to Greece to pursue archaeological studies, and renounced his U. citizenship to naturalize as a Greek citizen in 1975. Held as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III, he made more than a dozen escape attempts, survived the war, and was demobilised in England, where he settled and naturalized. Chan was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the 1998 elections to represent the insurance constituency. A native of Singapore, Chan-Palay studied at Smith College in Massachusetts, graduating in 1965. citizen in 1981, and founded Chemoil that same year. citizenship to run in the 2004 Leg Co elections, on a platform of improving social services for elderly and disabled people. citizen after marrying an American and living in the U. In 2009, President Ma Ying-jeou invited her to take up a policy advisor position in his government, which required her to give up U. He relocated to Hong Kong in 1977 for career reasons, and became involved in local and mainland politics. Robert holds Belizean and Irish citizenship, and resides in London. In 1968, he obtained British citizenship, then held dual U. In 1949 he became the first foreigner to naturalize as a citizen of the People's Republic of China. He came to Thailand in 1963 with his parents, and after graduating from the International School Bangkok remained in Thailand, first working in advertising before launching a hospitality industry business which grew into Minor International. A native of Chemnitz in eastern Germany, Heym fled in the Nazis in 1933 to Czechoslovakia before coming to the U. He moved to Armenia in 1989, and applied for citizenship there in 1991, which would require him to give up all foreign citizenships upon approval. He returned to South Korea in the 1980s when doing consulting work for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Johnson was born in New York City in 1964 to British parents, and the family returned to the United Kingdom in 1969. The brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai, he naturalized as a U. citizen but then moved back to Afghanistan in 2001 to pursue business opportunities. Born in 1922 in New York City, Keene served as a professor at Columbia University for over five decades. citizenship to enter Australian politics, and went on to become 42nd Premier of New South Wales. Born in Peru in 1938, Kuczynski continued his higher education in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he later went into exile in 1969 due to political persecution. citizenship to demonstrate his commitment to Peru before running for president again in 2016, this time successfully. citizenship in 2010, and went on to a variety of political positions in Hong Kong, including membership of the 1200-person Election Committee which picked the Chief Executive in 2012. citizenship in 2008 in order to naturalize as a Chinese citizen in Hong Kong so that she could represent Hong Kong at the 2008 Summer Olympics in equestrian; however, after she was naturalized, an injury to her horse forced her to withdraw from competition. citizen, and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986. A native of Tainan, Taiwan, Lin received a Doctorate of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in the 1970s and remained in the U. Born Thomas Christopher Locke, he is a native of the southern United States. He went on to become well-known in Taiwan for his photography, filmmaking, and his 2003 book about his experiences in the Republic of China Army, Counting Mantou. He rose to fame as a singer-songwriter in Taiwan in the 1970s. 437 (calling on Taiwan to deploy troops in support of the American occupation of Iraq) and cut up his U. passport; the following week, he went to the para-consular American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to renounce his U. Mauch was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Swiss parents, and returned to Switzerland with them in her early youth. citizenship to be closer to her husband and family, according to her lawyer. Other or unclear reasons The column "Federal Register" refers to whether and when the former citizen's name was published by the U. government in one of its lists of people giving up citizenship. Born in the British Mandate of Palestine, Arison moved to the U. Azaria was born in Israel to an American mother who had made aliyah at age 18. The Legislative Council Ordinance allows legislators in this and certain other functional constituencies to hold foreign citizenship; nevertheless, in the runup to the 2004 elections there was public discussion about amending the Ordinance to abolish this, and Chan renounced his U. She and her then-husband Sanford Palay did seminal research in neuroscience in the 1970s; however, they later divorced. In 2005 he moved himself and the company to Singapore to pursue opportunities in the Asian shipping market, and relinquished his U. citizenship in 2007 to become a citizen of Singapore. citizen, but returned to Hong Kong in 1996 to raise his developmentally challenged daughter. A native of Hsinchu, Taiwan, she won a bronze medal for the ROC team at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Born in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica, Hayles emigrated to the U. in the 1980s at age 13 with his family, and returned to Jamaica in 2000. However, the processing of his application was delayed for nearly a decade; in 2001, Hovannisyan forced the issue by renouncing his U. citizenship even without his Armenian citizenship approved, becoming stateless. He was elected member of parliament in 2001 and mayor of London in 2008. After his retirement, he moved to Japan in 2011 as a demonstration of his support for the country in the aftermath of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Born in 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada and raised in Whitehouse, Ohio, Keneally emigrated to Australia with her husband in 1994, and became a citizen there in 1999. He remained in the United States working as an economist, and was naturalized in 1999. Kurihara was born in Kauai, Hawaii in 1895 to Japanese immigrant parents. citizen born in Poland; renounced his citizenship in 1945 to take up a position as Poland's ambassador to the U. while attending high school, and then went on to University of Chicago where her parents had met, but afterwards moved to the United Kingdom before returning to Hong Kong in 1999. Born Jennifer Snow in Virginia, she moved to Hong Kong in 1994 with her husband, a Hong Kong native. A native of South Carolina, Lee and his wife Sara emigrated to Ghana in 1956 and set up a dental practice, at the head of a wave of African Americans moving to the country to participate in nation-building as its independence neared. He first came to Taiwan in 1988 to study at Tunghai University, and in 1994 renounced his U. Lo is a native of Miaoli, Taiwan and a formerly naturalized U. In May 2004, he held a concert in which he decried Dana Rohrabacher and Jim Ryun's H. She has lived in Zurich for over thirty years, and became a member of the City Council in the 1990s before being elected mayor in 2009. in 1966 to pursue graduate studies at the University of Rochester. Reed was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to an American father and Japanese mother, a dual national at birth. She is listed in the Federal Register under her maiden name Denise Eisenberg. citizenship in 1983 after becoming a British citizen.
It includes only public figures who completed the process of relinquishment. relatives often, and later studied at Amherst College in Massachusetts. After moving to Mumbai to pursue a Bollywood career, he renounced his U. citizenship and naturalized as an Indian citizen to demonstrate his commitment to the country and gain acceptance among fans. Columnist at The Japan Times and author of "Japanese Only -- The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan", he advocates for minority rights in Japan, receiving his doctorate in International Studies at Meiji Gakuin University in 2014. S.' initial stance of neutrality in World War II, renounced citizenship in 1939 to join the Royal Canadian Air Force as a fighter pilot and flew numerous missions against Nazi Germany before his capture. Bilzerian, a writer and professional poker player, is a native of Tampa, Florida and the son of corporate takeover specialist Paul Bilzerian. S., where he worked as a university lecturer and was naturalized as a U. He resigned his position to move to Belgium to continue their research collaboration in 1961, and naturalized as a citizen of the country a few years later, giving up his U. Calayag was born in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines in 1974, and moved to Washington State after completing university. Despite his naturalization, he was deported from the country in 1979, but returned and then disappeared, believed to have either starved to death in the jungle or been killed by the Honduran military. She naturalized as a Mexican citizen in 1962, and gave up her U. He attended university in the Philippines, and renounced U. citizenship to stand for election to the Philippine House of Representatives in the 1998 elections, and to gain admission to the Philippine Bar that same month. Chu was born in Shanghai in 1944, and moved to Bedford, Massachusetts with his parents in 1958. Dang, a Democratic Progressive Party member in Taiwan, was named head of the Environmental Protection Administration by Chen Shui-bian after the 2004 elections, and renounced his U. Kenneth took Caymanian, Belizean and, later, Irish, citizenship. In 1910, after five years of service as Norway's honorary consul in Chicago, he decided to move back to Norway and renounce his U. citizenship to enter the Norwegian diplomatic service, though he was left stateless until he had fulfilled the two-year residency period to gain Norwegian citizenship. Born in Buffalo, New York to Lebanese American parents in 1910, Hatem came to Shanghai in the 1930s to set up a medical practice. Foreign Service Officer and grew up in Japan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. citizenship in 1991 to naturalize as a Thai citizen. He naturalized as a South Korean citizen in 1997, and later rose to fame as a television personality. citizenship and restored his South Korean citizenship in May 1998 to become president of the state-owned Korea Electric Power Company. In 2009, Saint Kitts and Nevis' new National Assembly Elections Act mandated that all candidates for elections swear at the time of their nomination that they lacked citizenship in any other country; Jeffers renounced his U. citizenship so he could stand in the January 2010 general election. A federal appeals court found Jolley to be removable, but Canada refused to re-admit Jolley as he was not a citizen and had lost his landed immigrant status there, and so he went on living in the U. After his term as ambassador ended, he moved to Latvia to pursue a political career there, eventually becoming a member of the Saeima (parliament). citizenship in January 2013 in order to launch his political career in Afghanistan; he did not specify what position he would seek, though he stated he would not be a candidate in the 2014 presidential election. citizenship while serving on the board of directors of Taiwan's central bank in 2002–2003, but renounced it in late 2011 before being appointed Minister Without Portfolio in the Executive Yuan during President Ma Ying-jeou's second term the following year. citizenship after returning to Taiwan to take up a position with the Academia Sinica in 1994. He renounced his citizenship in November 2011 to run as James Soong's VP on the People First Party ticket in the 2012 election. Born in New York City in 1961, Lozowy moved to Ukraine in 1991 to work for the People's Movement of Ukraine, and later founded the Institute for Statehood and Democracy. She withdrew from NYU to marry Pavlos in 1995, and then moved to London with him in 2002. He naturalized as a South Korean citizen and relinquished U. citizenship in June 2006 in an effort to meet eligibility requirements to play for his team. citizenship in 1984, and would go on to become chancellor of Yonsei University in 1994 and Minister of Education in 2000. Tsay, a native of Kaohsiung, came to the United States in 1978 to pursue a Ph. He settled in Singapore five years later, where he founded the American-style food chain Botak Jones in 2003. citizenship in 1933 to take his seat in the House of Lords. citizenship by that point; he resigned from his seat and was returned unopposed in a by-election. Taiwan's government blacklisted him due to his support for the Tangwai movement, leaving him unable to return home, so he remained in New York State and naturalized as a U. Born in Detroit, Utchenik's work in petroleum engineering brought him to Asia in 1991. In 2009 it came to light that he was a dual citizen of the U. and Jamaica and thus not eligible to sit in Parliament; he then renounced his U. citizenship and won back his seat in a by-election. citizenship in 1968 to become a Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies, also later acquiring Bahamian citizenship after the territory became an independent country. After moving back to Taiwan, he refused two invitations by Lee Teng-hui to join Taiwan's government, before accepting an appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs under Chen Shui-bian in 2000. He used money he earned from Bitcoin investments to purchase property in Saint Kitts and Nevis and become a citizen of the country through its economic citizenship program, and then gave up U. Walker grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, and served as Jamaica's Director of Elections and Commissioner of Customs. A native of England, Wallop moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, became a rancher, and naturalized as a U. permanent residence in 1970 and naturalized as a U. citizen, but returned to South Korea to take up a professorship at his alma mater Yonsei University in 1977. Stern was elected to the Parliament of Jamaica in 2007. in the 1960s to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and thereafter was a university professor for more than 20 years. He naturalized as a Singaporean citizen in August 2009. Some sources speculated that the Reed Amendment (a 1996 law making tax-related renunciants inadmissible) was behind Ver's visa denial, but later in the same year he obtained a visa from the U. Embassy in Tokyo and visited the United States in 2016. citizenship to run as a Jamaica Labour Party candidate in the 2011 election. His four elder brothers all died without male heirs, the last in 1922, so he returned to the United Kingdom in 1925 to take up his title. In 2011 it came to light that he had been a dual citizen at the time of his nomination and was thus ineligible to sit in Parliament. In 2008, the dual nationality of a number of Jamaican politicians became a public issue; Webster eventually announced in 2009 that she would renounce U.
citizenship in 2002 when Hamid Karzai appointed him Afghanistan's new ambassador to the United States. After graduating, he moved to Venezuela to continue his sports career in the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto. In 2003, he took up a professorial position at Tsinghua. He acquired the name "Sikol" upon his ceremonial adoption by a native family.