About Us Renunciation /Surrendering of Indian Citizenship

RENUNCIATION/SURRENDERING OF INDIAN CITIZENSHIP

Type of Document

Indian Citizenship Act does not provide for dual citizenship. As per the Passport Act, it is mandatory for all Indian passport holders to surrender their last Indian passport to the Consulate immediately after acquisition of foreign nationality. It is an offence under the Citizenship Act and the Passports Act for foreign nationals to hold Indian passports. Once Indian passport is surrendered, The Embassy of India, The Hague will cancel and return it to the Passport holder along with Renunciation/Surrender certificate. The Embassy will not be in a position to render services like OCI, Visa etc. until Renunciation Certificate is submitted.

How to apply

1.Applications for Renunciation application may be submitted at VFS Center in The Hague(Parkstraat 99, 2514 JH The Hague, Netherlands) or Amsterdam (Travelport Building, Radarweg 501-545, 1043 NZ Amsterdam) The submission of application in person is only possible by appointment (click for appointment). This service can also be applied by post. Please see link to avail service by post link.

2. Applicants seeking Renunciation/Surrender of Indian Passport service may visit https://www.vfsglobal.com/one-pager/india/netherlands/english/passport-services/index.html for details.

Documents required

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Fees

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Processing Time

Minimum 4 -6 working days from date of receipt of application at the Embassy.

Note: In case of lost/ misplaced Renunciation certificates please send an email to consular.thehegue@mea.gov.in.