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Renunciation of Indian Citizenship / Surrender Certificate

Please note that Government of India does NOT allow dual citizenship.

Norway allows dual citizenship with effect from 01st January, 2020 but Indian citizenship opting to take Norwegian citizenship, has to surrender Indian citizenship as it is ILLEGAL to hold dual citizenship as per the Constitution of India.

In order to get Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card, one has to renounce Indian citizenship as soon as they acquire foreign nationality.

All Indian nationals who have gained Norwegian Citizenship are required to apply for ‘Renunciation of Indian Citizenship’ / ‘Surrender Certificate’ by surrendering their Indian Passport.Document requirement for the same is as under:-

  • Request letter for issue of Surrender Certificate
  • Duly filled in Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Form (the same can be downloaded from the http://www.indianembassyoslo.gov.in/page/forms-download/)
  • Copy of Norwegian Passport.
  • Copy of UDI letter/communication granting Norwegian Citizenship.
  • Copy of Indian Passport (first and last page).
  • Indian Passport in Original.
  • NOK 1020/-
  • Self-addressed registered return envelope, if you want us to send the documents back by post.

Processing time - 01-02 weeks

Note – If the applicant is staying far-off from Oslo, they can submit their application by post also. However, the Embassy is not responsible for any postal transmission delay / loss. Application must be submitted at / sent to:–
“Consular Section, Embassy of India, Niels Juels Gate 30, 0244 Oslo, Norway”

Mode of Payment

  • Cash – Cash payment is accepted at the Embassy Reception counter only.
  • Online bank transfer – You can pay online and attach online transaction receipt along with the application. For details please visit

http://www.indianembassyoslo.gov.in/page/consular-fees/

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO CASH FEE BE SENT BY POST, IF CASH IS SENT BY POST, THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND RETURNED.

The Embassy reserves the right to call for additional documents as considered necessary.