Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

Renunciation of citizenship

An Indian national, including a minor, on acquisition of foreign nationality and Passport, is not entitled to retain his/her Indian Passport and has to immediately surrender his/her passport for cancellation.

Renunciation of Indian nationality is irrevocable and due care must be exercised in making an application for this purpose. An appointment will thereafter be made for the applicant to be interviewed at the Embassy and sign a declaration that the renunciation is voluntary and that the applicant understands its consequences.

To apply for the renunciation of Indian citizenship follow the link


·         Applicant's passport.


·         Copy of the letter from the Turkish authorities stating that you have been offered Turkish citizenship.


·         Please bring the original letter from Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

      for verification.


·         Minors acquiring Turkish Passports also need to cancel their Indian Passports.


·         Indian nationals acquiring citizenship from countries other than Turkey have  to bring their passport for cancellation with documentary proof of acquisition of citizenship of the respective country.


·         Attach two recent passport size photos.







      INR 7000/- *



·         After renunciation, you will be given a letter stating that your Indian passport has

been cancelled and that you are no longer an Indian citizen.

·         Your cancelled passport will also be returned to you.

·         The renunciation certificate will be given to the applicant only at the Embassy


·         On acquisition of foreign citizenship, all Indian nationals should surrender the

passport (if acquired before 31/5/2010) or renounce citizenship (after 31.5.2010).

·         Minors who have acquired citizenship (including Certificate of Citizenship)

must surrender their passport (if acquired before 31.5.2010) or renounce citizenship (if acquired after 31.5.2010).




A person (including minor) is liable to be penalized if after acquisition of foreign nationality, he/she retains the Indian passport beyond three years or travels on it beyond the grace period of three months, on a passport whose final validity expired on or after 01.01.2005.


The fine would be imposed at the following rates:

·         Retention of Indian passport up to period of 3 years –No Fine

·         Retention of Indian passport beyond the grace period of 3 years -    *Rs.10,000/-.

·         Travel using Indian Passport after acquiring foreign nationality-

                  Within three months – No Penalty

                  For each travel after the grace period of 3 months -*Rs.10,000/- (subject to a maximum of *Rs. 50,000)

·         If the Indian passport got reissued (after obtaining foreign citizenship/passport) an additional fine of*Rs.25000/- would be charged.


*(All Fee/Penalty is to be paid in USD after conversion with the current exchang rate available with the mission)