Once you acquire foreign citizenship you have to surrender your last Indian passport to Indian Consulate for cancellation. Consulate will cancel it and returned to you along with a ‘Renunciation/Surrender Certificate’ issued by Consulate.
Do I have to surrender my Indian passport after getting US citizenship?
Upon acquiring U.S. citizenship, Indian citizens must apply for renunciation of Indian citizenship and surrender their Indian passport within 90 days of U.S. naturalization. Cancelled Indian passports must indicate Cancelled due to acquiring foreign nationality to qualify as valid proof of renunciation.
Can I travel to India on Indian passport after getting US citizenship?
“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.
Do I need to surrender my Indian passport before applying for OCI?
Surrender and Renunciation of Indian Citizenship applies only to applicants of Indian Origin. … While applying for consular services Visa or OCI, it is mandatory to provide proof of your cancelled Indian passport. If such evidence cannot be provided, applicants will be required to obtain a renunciation certificate.
Can I stay in India after getting US citizenship?
How long can US citizens stay in India? 180 days in Total. The India Tourist Visa is valid for 1 year after issued and grants Multiple Entry.
What happens if I don’t surrender my Indian passport?
If you do not have proof of Renunciation (either a Renunciation Certificate or Cancelled Stamp due to acquisition of Foreign Nationality), you will have to apply for the same before you can get your Visa / OCI card application sent to the Consulate.
Can I surrender my Indian passport by post?
The Indian Citizenship Act 1955 does not allow dual citizenship for persons of Indian origin. Once you have acquired foreign citizenship, you are required to surrender your Indian passport at the nearest Indian mission/post to renunciate Indian citizenship.
How long does it take for renunciation of Indian passport?
All Visa / Renunciation certificate applicants are herewith advised that in case they want to apply for Visa and Renunciation certificates together, applicants should expect total processing time of at least 10-15 working days for the combined processing of both Visa and Renunciation Certificates.
Can a person have 2 passports in India?
As per the law in India, it is not allowed to hold two citizenships at the same time. It is being allowed in some other countries like the United States, but to hold two passports are not allowed under Indian Law.
What are the disadvantages of OCI card?
The OCI card benefits refer to the rights you gain, like working, living, and entering India as many times as you want. One of the major drawbacks is that you must surrender your Indian passport as India doesn’t accept dual citizenship. Still, this is a chance for Indians living and working abroad.
Can I travel to India while OCI is in process?
No. As per the latest guidelines, all OCI card holders (with valid reason) holding US Passport are permitted to enter India. You may also refer to https://www.cgisf.gov.in/news_detail/?newsid=81 OCI Card holders do not require Emergency visa to enter India. 7.