About Us Surrender of Indian Passport and Relinquishment of Indian Citizenship

Surrender of Indian Passport and Relinquishment of Indian Citizenship

A person holding India passport who has acquired foreign nationality has to surrender his/ her Indian nationality and has to apply for Surrender Certificate of Indian Passport.

  1. Apply online at https://embassy.passport.gov.in/
  2. Fill in the required details in the form and submit online. Take the print out of online submitted application, paste two photos with white background and frontal view, and submit with required documents at BLS International.
  3. Valid Passport in original, along with previous Indian passports if any, and photocopies of first and last page and pages containing valid visa and other observations.
  4. Valid foreign passport, along with previous foreign passports if any, and photocopies of pages first two and last two pages and pages containing valid visa and other observations.
  5. Duly signed Declaration Form prescribed u/s 8 of the Citizenship Act.
  6. Penalty will be levied for reasons of possessing Indian passport concurrently with other country’s passport, if any, beyond the permissible period of 3 months. Please note the grace period of three months is reckoned from the date of obtaining nationality/citizenship of another country irrespective of the date of issue of passport from that country. Applicants are advised to complete the forms of changing passport/other visa related formalities at the earliest possible from the date of issue of such letter of citizenship from that country.

No Objection Certificate for Foreign Nationality
A person holding Indian passport wants to apply for foreign nationality (Omani), if required, can apply for No Objection Certificate, at the Embassy. A duly filled form is to be submitted at Attestation counter in Embassy premises.

Police Clearance Certificate for Foreign Nationality
A person holding Indian passport, prior to applying for foreign nationality, if required, can apply for PCC online at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/.