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(APPENDIX XV - Transactions Between Lee Harvey Oswald and Marina Oswald, and the U.S. Department of State and the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice)

OSWALD'S ATTEMPTS TO RENOUNCE HIS U.S. CITIZENSHIP

I Lee Harey Oswald do herby request that my present citizenship in the United States of america, be revoked.


I have entered the Soviet Union for the express purpose of appling for citizenship in the Soviet Union, through the means of naturalization.


My request for citizenship is now pending before Suprem Soviet of the U.S.S.R.


I take these steps for political reasons. My request for the revoking of my American citizenship is made only after the longest and most serious considerations.


I affirm that my allegiance is to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.20


Oswald told Snyder that he had not mentioned his intent to remain in the Soviet Union to the Soviet Embassy in Helsinki at the time he had applied for his tourist visa.21 Oswald's passport, upon which his Soviet visa was stamped, shows that by the 31st of October he had already overstayed his visa, despite a 1-day extension which he had received.22


Oswald gave as his "principal reason" for wanting to renounce his citizenship, "I am a Marxist." 23 He stated that he admired the system and policies of the Soviet Union and desired to serve the Soviet

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