When a US citizen renounces, they must first swear or affirm their intent to a Consul Officer, and fill out a "Loss of Nationality" certificate. There are of course requirements leading up to the above. My question is about the timelime that comes afterward.
After a period of time, the certificate of loss of nationality is "approved" but the expatriate is not notified.
After another period of time, the certificate of loss of nationality is returned to the expatriate.
During the above delay times, the status of the expatriate is unclear and this causes potential difficulty in both US tax planning and travel to the USA. How long do these events take?