- Jul 16, 2016
It is a requirement from Indonesia- obviously one can be dishonest & carry the risk of losing the Indonesian citizenship if caught out.I wonder how did the UK government know that you have renounced your UK citizenship if you do not tell them ?? AFAIK there is no requirement from the UK government that you have to tell them (please correct it).
When you applied for the Indonesian citizenship did the Indonesian government ask you a confirmation letter from the British Embassy ??
Personal choice: be legit or be at risk of wasting all the conversion cash & residency.The passport gets clipped early on in the process.
Indonesian government cannot make you renounce before getting accepted as RI citizen, they ask for documentation from the embassy- not renouncing, a different thing.
No country that I am aware of makes someone stateless before giving citizenship. One renounces citizenship through the UK govt IN the UK, & using online forms and paying out a substantial amount of money.
Then one has to post in the passport and other required documents- which cost a small fortune to send via DHL/other courier