About Us Renunciation

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:-

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

Steps to be followed:

  • Open https://portal3.passportindia.gov.in/Online/index.htmon 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.
  • Request letter for issue of Surrender Certificate.
  • Copy of duly  filled in (online) Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Form.
  • Copy of Norwegian Passport.
  • Copy of UDI letter/communication granting Norwegian Citizenship.
  • Copy of Indian Passport (first and last page).
  • Indian Passport in Original.
  • Self-addressed registered return envelope, if you want us to send the documents back by post.

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.  In case, renunciation of Indian citizenship is after 01.06.2010, a fee of NOK 830 (810+20) will be charged.

Processing time - 01-02 weeks

Note – If the applicant is staying far-off from Oslo, they can submit their application by registered 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

  • 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.