About Us Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

A. Renunciation of Indian Citizenship:

Indian Citizenship can be renounced within six months (06) after availing foreign nationality.

Documents required for renunciation:

1) Duly filled and signed application form (to be filled online at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/ ).

2) Indian passport in original and one copy of first, last and relevant pages.

3) Self attested copy of  foreign passport

4) Self attested copy of Carta Identita

5) Copy of Certificate of Registration/Naturalization of foreign nationality (Decreto) along with translaiton in English.

6) Demand Draft (Assegno Circolare) from Bank or Post Office in favor of Consulate General of India amounting to 194 Euros.


Please note that cancelled passport will be returned to the applicant by Post using the return envelope provided with the application. A person (including minor) is liable to be penalized as per the provisions of Passport Act 1967, if after acquisition of foreign nationality, he/she retains the Indian passport beyond three years or travels on it after three months on acquiring of foreign nationality. A penalty of Euro 248 (excluding cancellation charges) would be levied for retaining Indian Passport beyond three years.

B. How to apply:

Applications can be sent only by Postal modes. Prepaid self-addressed Envelope for return of cancelled Indian Passport and Surrender Certificate must be provided with the postal application. Postal modes can be any of the following:

1. DHL Courier : Click here for dedicated link

Fill your details correctly at the above customized DHL Link, after payment you would receive following AirWayBills at your email:
a. ANDATA/First shipment and applicants copy(from Applicants address to Consulate)
b. RITORNO/Return Shipment and applicant copy(from Consulate to Applicants address)

* Instructions for DHL : Keep the applicants copies of both AirWaybills for future reference.You can then put your duly complete application in a normal envelope and visit nearest DHL center. Upon presenting the payment receipt for the Courier you should get two corresponding envelopes from DHL based on your AirWayBills, the ANDATA  Envelope and RITORNO Envelope. RITORNO AirWayBill must be placed in the RITORNO Envelope. Duly filled and complete application with Assegno Circolare and RITRONO Envelope must be sent to the Consulate in ANDATA Envelope with ANDATA AirWayBIll pasted on the Envelope.

2. POSTE ITALIANE: Click here for sample of the mandatory Busta Pre-affrancata Posta Raccomandata envelope for return of cancelled Indian Passport and Surrender Certificate.

* Instructions for POSTE ITALIANE: Arrange for two Raccomandata envelopes from Poste Italiane; one for sending the application form to Consulate and one for return of your cancelled Passport. and Surrender Certificate. The return envelope must be accompanied with the duplicate receipts as shown in the specimen image. Duly filled application form with Assegno Circolare and Return Envelope must be sent to the Consulate in a bigger Envelope. Please provide your complete postal address on the return envelope to ensure smooth return of the cancelled Passport. 

C. Fee payment:

Applicable Fee has been detailed against the services tabulated below. Fees must be submitted only in form of Demand Draft (also known as Assegno Circolare) from your Bank or Post Office in favor of Consulate General of India.

  • Fee submitted in form of Posta Vaglia or any other medium won’t be accepted. 
  • Assegno Circolare can be obtained from your Bank or Post office.
  • Please do not sign or write anything on backside of the Aseegno Circolare.
  • Assegno Circolare should be in favour of Consulate General of India only. 
  • Please note that Assegno Circolare in name of Consolato dell'India won’t be accepted.
  • Your Assegno Circolare must be send to the Consulate along with the application form.


D. Issuance of Surrender Certificate in cases when Citizenship has already been renounced: