Renunciation

RENUNICATION CERTIFICATE / SURRENDER CERTIFICATE / AFFIDAVIT OF LOSS INFORMATION

For those individuals that were born in India and/or previously held Indian citizenship and are naturalized citizens of their current country, in addition to applying for your OCI, you will need to complete the steps required for renunciation of your Indian Citizenship (if you have not done so already). Either of the following are proof of renunciation of Indian citizenship:

1) A certificate of renunciation issued by a Consulate of India; or

2) Your cancelled Indian passport with stamp stating that the Indian Passport is cancelled due to obtaining US (or any other non-Indian country) citizenship / nationality.

FORMS

If you cannot show proof of renunciation, as described above, or have NOT already renounced your Indian Citizenship, the following must be provided:

1) Copy of your naturalization certificate
Note: If a minor gained naturalization through his/her parents and possesses no separate naturalization certificate, then a written statement signed by both parents is required stating the circumstances that their child received his/her naturalization status and why the child does not possess his/her own certificate. This should be accompanied with a copy of the parent(s) naturalization certificate.


2) If the most recent Indian passport is available, provide the following:
Note: If a minor gained naturalization through his/her parents and possesses no separate naturalization certificate, then a written statement signed by both parents is required stating the circumstances that their child received his/her naturalization status and why the child does not possess his/her own certificate. This should be accompanied with a copy of the parent(s) naturalization certificate.

i) Renunciation Certificate Form - U.S. Form [See Sample]
Note: Different countries have slightly different forms. Accordingly, do not use the U.S. form for your country. Please contact your Indian Mission directly to request the proper form

3) If you do not have your most recent Indian passport, you must provide

(i) Affidavit of Loss - U.S. Form [See Sample]
Note: Different countries have slightly different forms. Accordingly, do not use the U.S. form for your country. Please contact your Indian Mission directly to request the proper form


AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

(ii) If you were naturalized over 10 years from today, you must provide a Deemed Surrender Certificate - U.S. Form [See Sample]
Note: Different countries have slightly different forms. Accordingly, do not use the U.S. form for your country. Please contact your Indian Mission directly to request the proper form


(iii) If you were naturalized after June 1, 2010 OR less than 10 years from today, you must provide a Renunciation Declaration - U.S. Form [See Sample]
Note: Different countries have slightly different forms. Accordingly, do not use the U.S. form for your country. Please contact your Indian Mission directly to request the proper form
Once you have gathered and completed the necessary documents, you will need to submit them, along with the appropriate fees, to the appropriate Indian Mission.
For U.S. Citizens, you can follow the process and fees outlined in the Renunciation section of Cox & Kings Global Services.