The fee for Surrender Certificate is mentioned below: If you have acquired the Foreign Nationality on or after 01-Jun-2010 then you need to pay Five Thousand Indian Rupees (5000 INR). If you have acquired the Foreign Nationality before 01-Jun-2010 then you need to pay Five Hundred Indian Rupees (500 INR).
How can I surrender my Indian passport?
Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the Login ID created in Step 1. Click “Apply for Surrender Certificate” link. Fill in the required details in the form and submit.
How long does it take to surrender Indian passport?
Where the applications are complete in all respects, the process time would be 2 weeks (10 working days) from the date of receipt of such applications in the Consulate.
What happens when I surrender my Indian passport?
Indian citizens acquiring any foreign citizenship on or after 1 June, 2010 must formally renounce Indian citizenship. This can be done by surrendering Indian passports for cancellation. The Indian passport would be cancelled and returned to the passport holder along with the requisite certificate for future reference.
Can I get my Indian citizenship back after renouncing?
Yes. He/she has to declare intention of renunciation in Form XXII to the Indian Mission/Post where OCI registration was granted. After receipt of the declaration, the Indian Mission/Post shall issue an acknowledgement in Form XXII A. application form have to apply again in the new form?
Is surrender certificate same as renunciation certificate?
What is difference between Surrender Certificate & Renunciation Certificate? A. Both are same. Once you acquire foreign citizenship you have to surrender your last Indian passport to Indian Consulate for cancellation.
Is it necessary to surrender Indian passport?
As per the Passports Act 1967, it is mandatory for all Indian passport holders to surrender their passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquisition of foreign nationality. Misuse of Indian passports constitutes an offence under Section 12(1A) of the Passports Act 1967.
Can we surrender Indian passport in India?
Yes, expired passports too can be presented for surrendering. (Surrender is allowed only for latest passport held by the applicant). Surrender will not, however, be allowed for Impounded, Revoked, Suspended, and Cancelled (against Re-issue) passports.
Can Indian hold two passports?
The Constitution of India does not allow holding Indian citizenship and citizenship of a foreign country simultaneously. Based on the recommendation of the High Level committee on Indian Diaspora, the Government of India decided to grant Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) commonly known as “dual citizenship”.
Can I apply for surrender certificate and OCI together?
Can I apply for OCI and Visa to together? A. No. The Renunciation or surrender certificate is only provided when the required documents are attached along with the application.
Should I surrender Indian passport before applying for OCI?
While applying for consular services Visa or OCI, it is mandatory to provide proof of your cancelled Indian passport. If such evidence cannot be provided, applicants will be required to obtain a renunciation certificate.