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The Voluntary Act of abandoning or renouncing one's country and becoming the citizen or subject of another.

See: banishment, deportation, exclusion, expulsion, immigration, ostracism, rejection

EXPATRIATION. The voluntary act of abandoning one's country and becoming the citizen or subject of another.
     2. Citizens of the United States have the right to expatriate themselves until restrained by congress; but it seems that a citizen cannot renounce his allegiance to the United States without the permission of government, to be declared by law. To be legal, the expatriation must be for a purpose which is not unlawful, nor in fraud of the duties of the emigrant at home.
     3. A citizen may acquire in a foreign country commercial privileges attached to his domicil, and be exempted from the operation of commercial acts embracing only persons resident in the United States or under its protection. 2 Cranch, 120. Vide Serg. Const. Law, 318, 2d ed; 2 Kent, Com. 36; Grotius, B. 2, c. 5, s. 24; Puffend. B. 8, c. 11, s. 2, 3 Vattel, B. 1, c. 19, s. 218, 223, 224, 225 Wyckf. tom. i. 117, 119; 3 Dall. 133; 7 Wheat. 342; 1 Pet. C. C. R. 161; 4 Hall's Law Journ. 461; Bracken. Law Misc. 409; 9 Mass. R. 461. For the doctrine of the English courts on this subject, see 1 Barton's Elem. Conveyancing, 31, note; Vaugh, Rep. 227, 281, 282, 291; 7 Co. Rep. 16 Dyer, 2, 224, 298 b, 300 b; 2 P. Wms. 124; 1 Hale, P. C. 68; 1 Wood. 382.

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877A(f)(1)(A) applies by electing on Form 8854 to be treated as having received the value of his or her interest in the trust on the day before the expatriation date.
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In addition, potential expatriates face a host of nontax issues, which often include selecting a new country of citizenship, deciding which family members will expatriate, managing the formal expatriation process, and determining whether the expatriate will (or will be able to) come back into the United States.
The EAP's role is central in including the factors that are not work-related--as well as in promoting cultural understanding as the means to reduce the impact of expatriation and to facilitate adjustment in international assignments.
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Although expatriation is used as a means of knowledge transfer, the number of workers moving from one country to another is quite small, so a solid background that ensures high absorptive capacity is viewed as key for reducing dependence and the costs of expatriation.
The UK, USA and Australia are seen as the top three expatriation destinations, and the most cited reason for choosing one country over another is a strong economy and the job/career prospects that go with it.
According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data, the top five countries in terms of emigration of nurses are all from the Caribbean: Haiti leads with an expatriation rate of 94%, followed by Jamaica (87.
I feel puzzled to be at the edge of the upcoming year, the edge of expatriation, the edge of the homeland, the edge of civil war, the edge of the eroded state, the edge of blood and revenge, and the edge of the darkness that swallows books and eyes, cities and the countryside, TV stations and universities.
The need for systems thinking in the development of leaders also calls for us to work across the functional support silos of learning and development, organizational development, expatriation, human resources, talent management, diversity and compensation.
Demos, in his book The Exiles of Marcel Duchamp, found a theme that made the reader want to reexamine the artist's entire corpus for signs of what Duchamp himself called a "spirit of expatriation," a sense of nomadic homeless-ness that snapped him suddenly into a broader history of the twentieth century's countless flights, migrations, and resettlements.
Meng who emphasized the importance of cooperation in counter-terrorism suggested that the two countries should enhance intelligence sharing, open channels for expatriation of criminals and exchange know-how in counter terrorism.