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Under Indian laws, if the holder of an Indian passport acquires nationality of another country, he/she should surrender his/her Indian passport forthwith to the nearest Indian Mission/Post. Unauthorised possession of Indian passport constitutes an offence punishable under the Indian Passports Act, 1967.

Indian Passport-Surrender Form

The Government of India has fixed a fee for renouncing the Indian Citizenship / Surrender Of Indian Passport based on the date, the Person of Indian Origin, has acquired British/Foreign Citizenship. The fee has been fixed w.e.f. 01.06.2010 as under:-

S No. Service Rendered Fee in GBP Service Charge in GB Total In GBP
1 Miscellaneous Service fee for surrender of passport / renunciation of citizenship (for applicants who have already acquired foreign citizenship till 31.5.2010) 16 9.24 25.24
2 Fee for surrender of passport/ renunciation of Citizenship (for applicants who acquire foreign citizenship with effect from 1.6.2010) 104 9.24 113.24

 

Penalties :

The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship.  Holding Indian passport/acquiring Indian passport/travelling on Indian passport after acquisition of foreign citizenship constitutes an offence under the Indian Passport Act, 1967, and attracts penalties.  The Government of India has prescribed imposition of penalty on a graded scale, depending on number of trips made on Indian passport after acquiring foreign nationality, for the violation of Passport Rules and retention of Indian Passport for more than 3 years after acquiring of foreign nationality. The fee structure is as given below:-

(1)Travel each time on Indian Passport after acquiring foreign

citizenship subject to maximum of  Rs.50,000/-  ——(Penalty fee Rs 10,000)

(2) Retention of Indian Passport for more than 3 years 

 after acquiring foreign citizenship   ———————-(Penalty fee Rs  10,000)

(3) Renewal/Reissue(each time)————————–  (Penalty fee Rs 25,000)

(4) Misc. Service obtained  on Indian Passport after

acquisition of foreign citizenship  for each occasion—-(Penalty fee Rs 10,000)

 

The fee/penalty will be collected at official rate of exchange fixed by the Government of India for each month and rounded off to the next number.

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Electronic Visa Application Form and all relevant information is available at the following website

http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/onlineapplication.html