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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 as from 01st January, 2020 but Indian citizens opting to take Norwegian citizenship, have 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.

Eligible Applicants can do online registration for applying for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship using Internet Explorer Browser.

Note: Applicants have to follow procedure of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship and Surrender of Passport separately. Minors applicant are not required to fill MHA online Renunciation, they are required to fill application for Passport surrender Certificate.

RENUNCIATION OF INDIAN CITIZENSHIP

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

  • Any Indian citizen can renounce his/her citizenship by making a declaration in the form XXII specified in rule 23 of The Citizenship Rules, 2009. The application Form has to be filled only on the online portal of MHA  “https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in”.
  • The renouncer would fill all his/her details and upload relevant documents in above mentioned website, take a print-out and visit the Indian Mission/Post concerned for interview, signing the declaration before the concerned authority and to submit the print-out of the application with supporting documents.
  • Separate application has to be filed for each applicant.
  • The online form should be filled in Block/ Capital letters.
  • Once the application form is submitted online by the applicant, then no further modifications are allowed. Hence applicants are requested to carefully verify the details before submitting the online application form.
  • MHA File Number would be generated automatically after the submission of online application and the same will be communicated to the applicant by e-mail. Applicant must keep note of it for tracking the status and refer this file number for any future correspondence.
  • Complete step by step instructions for filling a fresh online application, modifying a partially filled online application, printing an application submitted online may be referred in website https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in
  • Applicant must take the print out of the online submitted application and personally submit (On prior appointment only) the same at the Embassy of India along with original documents for further action by authority concerned.
  • Applicant will be provided acknowledgment in Form XXIII after his signed application/declaration is successfully uploaded by the Indian Mission/Post as the case may be. This may be sent to applicant through e-mail.
  • Applicant may note the legal provision under section 8 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 which provides that where a person ceases to be a citizen of India on renunciation of citizenship under section 8 (1), every minor child of that person shall thereupon ceases to be a citizen of India. However, such child may, within one year after attaining full age, can make a declaration in the prescribed form and manner that he wishes to resume Indian citizenship.
  • Minor applicants are not required to fill MHA online renunciation, they are required to fill application for Passport surrender Certificate.
  • A person who has ceased to be Indian Citizen is required to surrender the documents which he had acquired on the basis of his Indian citizenship (e.g. Voter Card etc) to the authorities concerned.

Steps to be followed:

Documents required

  • Print out of the online submitted application
  • Copy of Norwegian Passport.
  • Copy of UDI letter/communication granting Norwegian Citizenship.
  • Copy of Indian Passport (first and bio page).
  • Indian Passport in original (current and old)
  • Declaration Form (to be signed in presence of Consular Officer)
  • one photograph
  • Fees- Please visit consular fees section on our website
  • Self-addressed registered return envelope, if you want us to send the certificate back by post

PASSPORT SURRENDER CERTIFICATE

Steps to be followed

  • open https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.html on internet.
  • Register by clicking on “Register” link. Select “Norway-Oslo” in the box against Indian
  • Mission.
  • Login with the registered login ID and Password on “ User Login” link.
  • In the Applicant Home Page, click on “ Apply for Surrender of Indian Passport/Diplomatic
  • Passport/Official Passport” link to file a new application.

Documents Required

  • Print out of the online submitted application
  • Copy of Norwegian Passport.
  • Copy of UDI letter/communication granting Norwegian Citizenship.
  • Copy of Indian Passport (first and bio page).
  • Indian Passport in Original.(current and old)
  • Declaration Form (to be signed in presence of Consular Officer) For Minors, parents to sign
  • one photograph
  • Fees- Please visit consular fees section on our website
  • Self-addressed registered return envelope, if you want us to send the certificate back by post

The minimum processing time for the procedure of renunciation of Citizenship and surrender of passport, is 6-8 weeks, after the receipt of the duly completed application in the Embassy.
Availability of Old Passports In The Embassy
Indian passports which were received in the Embassy from Norwegian Directorate of Immigration are available for return to holders on production of identity proof (current passport) and payment of NOK 190 (170+20) towards renunciation of Indian citizenship prior to 01.06.2010.
Note – It is mandatory for the applicant to submit the application of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship and all other required documents in person (on prior appointment only by sending mail at pscons.oslo@mea.gov.in). Application sent/submitted by any other means will NOT be accepted.

Fee: INR 7000 + INR 1000

Please note that INR 7000 equivalent to NOK 810 (along with ICWF NOK 20) is charged for the surrender of Indian passport.
Applicants who are or have been able to pay INR 1000 at Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) website may pay NOK 830 at the Embassy by online bank transfer/through debit card at the Embassy’s counter.

If the fees at MHA website shows INR 8000 and applicants have already paid NOK 830, they may not pay INR 8000 at MHA website and can pay the remaining amount at the Embassy counter.

Note: For matter related to Acts/Rules/Policy and website content, applicants may contact dirc-mha@gov.in

For matters related to MHA website and regarding filling of online application or technical errors of the website, applicants may contact support.ctznoci@mha.gov.in

Mode of payment

  • Debit card – Debit cards issued by Norwegian Banks bearing the sign “BankAxept”.
  • Online bank transfer – You can pay online and attach online transaction receipt along with the application. For more details please visit http://www.indianembassyoslo.gov.in/page/consular-fees/

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