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Surrender of Indian Passport

Important Notice:-

Signature should match as per the passport in each and every documents and forms. If the signs do not match, applications will be rejected.

 

Surrender of Indian Passport on acquisition of foreign Passport

The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship. Holding Indian Passport / acquiring Indian Passport / travelling on Indian passport after acquisition of foreign citizenship constitutes is an offence under the Indian Passport Act, 1967. Under the Indian law, Persons of Indian Origin who have acquired foreign nationality are required to surrender their Indian passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquisition of foreign citizenship. The Indian passport will be cancelled and returned along with Surrender Certificate. A grace period of three months after acquisition of foreign nationality (to be counted from the date of registration / obtaining Naturalization Certificate and not from the date of foreign passport) has been allowed for using Indian passport for travel.

Category 1: Who have already acquired foreign nationality
Category 2: Who are in the process of acquiring HKSAR/MACAUSAR Passport & PRC nationality

Requirements for Category 1

  1. Applicants are required to fill online application form at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in and carry a printout of the filled in application form
  2. Personal presence of the applicant is required
  3. Two recent passport-size photographs of 2 inch x 2 inch, full face & ears visible and white/light background
  4. Original and self-attested photocopy (first two and last two pages) of passport
  5. Valid foreign passport, along with previous foreign passports if any, and photocopies
  6. Certificate of Registration/Naturalization of foreign nationality and its photocopy
  7. Duly filled Form XXII prescribed u/s 8 of the Citizenship Act
  8. In case of minor, (i) photocopy & original of passport of parent(s), (ii) Photocopy & Original of Hong Kong/Macau ID (iii) duly filled Form XXII signed by parent(s)
  9. Fee of (i) HKD 1166 for those who have acquired foreign nationality on or after 01.06.2010, OR (ii) HKD 209 for those who have acquired foreign nationality before 01.06.2010
  10. Original and self-attested photocopy of HKID/ Macau ID.

Requirements for Category 2:

  1. Applicants are required to fill online application form at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in and carry a printout of the filled in application form.
  2. Personal presence of the applicant is required
  3. Two recent passport-size photographs of 2 inch x 2 inch, full face & ears visible and white/light background
  4. Original and self-attested photocopy (first two and last two pages) of passport
  5. Original approval letter from Hong Kong/ Macau Immigration and its copy
  6. Duly filled Form XXII prescribed u/s 8 of the Citizenship Act
  7. In case of minor, (i) photocopy & original of passport of parent(s), (ii) Photocopy & Original of Hong Kong/Macau ID (iii) duly filled Form XXII signed by parent(s)
  8. Fee of (i) HKD 1166 for those who have acquired foreign nationality on or after 01.06.2010, OR (ii) HKD 209 for those who have acquired foreign nationality before 01.06.2010
  9. Original and self-attested photocopy of HKID/ Macau ID.

Note: Processing Time is 3 working days for both categories

 

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