India travel advice

Latest update: Summary - addition of information; grenade attack close to Amritsar, situation is currently normal

Service Charge

PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES OR POSTAL ORDERS PAYABLE TO "INDIA VISA":


  • Miscellaneous Service fee for surrender of passport / renunciation of citizenship (for applicants who have already acquired foreign citizenship till 31.5.2010) Total fee including service charges £79
  • Fee for surrender of passport/ renunciation of Citizenship (for applicants who acquire foreign citizenship with effect from 1.6.2010) Total fee including service charges £160

Document CheckList

Documents Required for Surrender of Indian Passports


  • Duly filled application form
  • Original Indian Passport
  • Self attested photocopy of Indian passport
  • Self attested photocopy of British / Foreign Passport
  • Self attested photocopy of British / Foreign Naturalisation certificate
Processing time would be a minimum of 3-4 working days; it may take longer in certain cases. All decisions are at sole discretion of the High Commission of India, London and its Consulates in the United Kingdom

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee a Surrender Certificate. The High Commission of India or its Consulates reserve the right to ask for additional documents if required.

Application Form

  • Surrender/Renunciation of Indian Passport/Citizenship
  • Application Form for the Surrender of Indian Passport/Citizenship

FAQ

  • Can I Surrender my Indian Passport to the High Commission of India, London and its Consulates in the UK?
    No. All applications for the Surrender of Indian Passport/Citizenship must be submitted at India Visa Applications Centres across UK
  • Do I need to Surrender my Indian Passport upon acquiring British/Foreign Citizenship?
    Yes, Under Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, and Indian Passport Act, 1967, Person whose previous nationality was Indian before acquiring any foreign Nationality, are required to surrender their Indian passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquisition of foreign citizenship and obtain a surrender certificate.
  • Can I make Surrender of Indian passport application  and Visa  Application together?
    Yes.  All applicants can make the application together as per the guidelines from the HCI, London and its consulates.