Renunciation of Indian Citizenship/Surrender of Indian Passport
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Guidelines


  • Please check the holiday’s calendar of the Consulate before coming. The timings for submission of applications are from 0915to 1200 hrs on all working days. The serviced documents are delivered between 1200 hrs to 1300 hrs.
  • Under Indian legal provisions, Persons of Indian origin (PIO) who have voluntarily acquired Foreign citizenship on or after 01-06-2010 are required to submit declaration of renunciation of Indian citizenship and surrender their Indian Passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquisition of foreign citizenship. Those PIOs who became foreign nationals before 01-06-2010 are required only to surrender their Indian Passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post and obtain a surrender certificate.  Those PIOs who became foreign nationals before 01-06-2010 are not required to apply for renunciation of Indian citizenship.  The Declaration of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship in FORM XXII can be downloaded from the link (http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/Citi_Rule-2009.pdf) at page 55-56. All the columns in the form should be filled as per the Indian passport and no column should be left blank.

 

Documents required
  • Current passport with self attested photocopies of all the 36 pages. The timings are 0915 to 1215 hrs on all working days.
  • Declaration of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship  in duplicate
  • Two passport size photographs

Important Note: The Govt. of India has provided grace period of three months for travelling on Indian passport after acquiring foreign nationality.


Fee:
euro 172.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE: A service charge of Euro 3/- (Three only) towards Indian Community Welfare Fund would be levied on every application for Passport, Visa and Consular services.


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