Indian Passport Surrender Certificate Application
Indian law requires that once the person of Indian origin acquires foreign citizenship, he/she must surrender their Indian Passport to the nearest Indian Embassy/Consulate and obtain a Surrender Certificate. In order to avoid any additional penalties, you must surrender the Indian passport within 90 days of U.S. naturalization (or becoming a citizen of another country), even if the foreign passport is obtained later.

For the applicants in the U.S., the application must be made through Cox & Kings.

Do not include more than four applications per package.

If you are applying for OCI or a PIO card or India visa , you can send the documents and the fees for the surrender certificate along with other OCI/PIO documents. But make sure to put the set of documents entirely separately for Renunciation Certificate and other application.

The Consulate does not have a mechanism to acknowledge the applications received by mail. Therefore, you should send them by the means you can track yourself such as private courier, express mail or certified mail with return receipt.

You must make sure that your application is complete in all aspects. Incomplete applications will be returned without processing to the sender by ordinary mail. The Consulate will not be responsible for documents lost in the mail.

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