Ultimately my goal is to become a citizen of Nepal, I want to make my way to Nepal and renounce my U.S. citizenship to become stateless, and then become a citizen through naturalization in Nepal. Can I do this if I don't use a passport or a visa? I have a felony on my criminal record and I'm on felony probation. I'm wondering if traveling illegally will be grounds for automatic deportation or incarceration.
This sounds like a Nepalese problem. Why do you think they'll let you off the plane with no passport and no visa? And, who would let you on the plane if they don't know how they'll get rid of you at your destination? Were you planning to swim to land-locked Nepal after losing your passport at sea?
Anyway, surrendering your citizenship isn't the key issue here. Consult a Nepalese immigration consultant re naturalization there.
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Giving up US citizenship has become complex, and expensive. Your renunciation will likely be denied if you can't prove you have another citizenship. Consult an attorney before doing anything!
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