Consulate General of IndiaChicago
Serving the states of: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate/ Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship of India
Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate
NOTE: All applications along with relevant documents and the requisite fee should necessarily be sent to COX and Kings Global Services, USA. The applications sent to the Consulate will not be entertained.
Renunciation of Indian Citizenship
It is mandatory for all persons of Indian origin, who had ever held an Indian passport, to renounce their Indian citizenship upon acquiring any foreign nationality. This is a prerequisite to obtain Visas or OCI cards from the Consulate.
All applications for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship for issue of Surrender of Indian Citizenship Certificate should be submitted to Cox & Kings Global Services, 10/F, 19 South La Salle St,Suite 1003, Chicago, IL 60603. All applications received by CKGS Ltd are acknowledged by the next working day. Normal processing time for issue of a Surrender Certificate is 10-15 days. Applicants can simulatenously apply for Renunciation Certificate while applying for Visas or OCI Cards.
For detailed guidelines on submitting the application, required documentation, fee etc., please go to the following link: http://www.in.ckgs.us/
All naturalized US citizens of Indian origin, who have already acquired foreign citizenship voluntarily in the past shall cease to be Indian citizens upon their acquiring foreign citizenship. However, such persons are required to renounce their Indian citizenship and obtain a “Surrender Certificate” for their Indian passports, whether valid or expired.
If the Indian passport has already been stamped as ‘Cancelled’ subsequent to acquisition of US/foreign citizenship, there is no penalty for acquiring ‘Surrender Certificate’ in case the same has not been obtained earlier.
If the applicant does not have old Indian passport but has photocopy of the passport, he/she may apply for “Declaration of Renunciation of citizenship of India”.
Fees and penalty for the service may be ascertained on the CKGS webpage at following link:
Please note that use of Indian passport after acquiring foreign nationality is illegal and would attract a penalty of US 500/- in addition to the penalty which the competent authority may determine on case to case basis.
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