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Lihkin     11/11/2019 19:56 PM

I recently became a US Citizen and applied for Renunciation at the SF consulate. It is a real slow process, compounded by the fact that this is one of two consulates where you can't apply for renunciation and the OCI card concurrently - so much bureaucracy!

Anyway, here is a my timeline:

Oct 03, 2019: Sent application form to CKGS SF via FedEx
Oct 04, 2019: Package received by CKGS, not verified
Oct 07, 2019: Application verified by CKGS
Oct 08, 2019: Application 'under process' at CKGS
Oct 09, 2019: Application 'in transit' and 'under process' at consulate
Nov 07, 2019: Application sent to CKGS by consulate and after sorting, handed over to FedEx
Nov 08, 2019: Package delivered to me

I can't believe it took the consulate almost a month for this renunciation. I am heading to India for a few weeks (have obtained the 1 year e-visa) and will apply for OCI after I return from India.


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avik1016     03/15/2019 13:27 PM

Received March 14, Sent to CKGS on Feb 12.

Mar 13, 2019 - Wednesday 06:32 pm Renunciation Certificate picked up by UPS.

Your AWB Number is xxxxx

To track the ‘Progress of Your Shipment’, log onto the site of UPS and enter your AWB Number.
Mar 13, 2019 - Wednesday04:05 pmRenunciation Certificate ‘Received’ at the CKGS application centre and is at the ‘Sorting Facility’ where it is being processed for delivery.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Mar 13, 2019 - Wednesday03:02 pm Application 'Reviewed' by Consulate and ‘In Transit’ to CKGS Application Centre.
Please continue tracking your application status online.
Feb 15, 2019 - Friday01:36 pm Application is 'Under Process' at Consulate for decision making.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Feb 14, 2019 - Thursday08:29 pmApplication is 'In Transit' to the Consulate.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Feb 14, 2019 - Thursday08:10 pmApplication is ‘Under Process’ at CKGS.

Please continue tracking your application status online.
Feb 13, 2019 - Wednesday06:18 pm Application Verification is ‘Complete’. Processing of your application will continue.

The Consulate may request for further documents over and above those already submitted as per the Document Checklist.

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Feb 13, 2019 - Wednesday04:29 pm Application ‘Received’ by CKGS and 'Not Verified'.

You will receive an E-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.

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aarchrjn     10/09/2018 13:58 PM


can anyone share your experience on how long it has taken you to get your renunciation certificate back from the san francisco consulate? How long did it take your pp to go back from the embassy back to ckgs?

Thank you very much!

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jven2017     07/19/2017 23:14 PM

I am trying to get surrender certificate. I have lost both my expired and invalid Indian passport as well as my US naturalization certificate. I can get the police report for the lost passport. But is there anything else I can use in place of naturalization certificate. I do have copies of my lost Indian passport and valid and current US passport. I know I can apply for a replacement Naturalization Certificate. But that can take up to 6 months. I want to get the surrender certificate soon so that I can apply for tourist visa.

Please advise.

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liyaliya     03/07/2014 09:09 AM

Not getting renunciation due to lost indian passport,i have american citizenship but they want my green card, dont know what to do.

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StillPatient     11/21/2013 07:17 AM

Send mine and my wife's Indian pp for Renunciation Mid October, have not yet received anything back till date(11/21)

Any suggestions what I need to do?

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Ram- ()     07/16/2011 00:47 AM

I surrendered my Indian passport and got the surrender certtificate last year. But now, I lost the surrender certificate and I want to apply for the OCI. What is the process for getting a duplicate copy of my surrender cert? Is it possible? Or do I need to spply and get a new one again (pay 175 dollars?). Any suggestions?


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vidya- ()     04/12/2011 14:42 PM

This comment/complaint is regarding the EXTRA $250 penalty fee (up on top of $20 which itself is atrocious) that they are charging for getting a surrender/renunciation certificate if a person was naturalized BEFORE june 1 2010 and their passport expires after 2005 and if they have kept it without surrendering for 3 years. Now, it is no fault of ours that they started this rule. It is no fault of ours that they did NOT want our passports at the time of us getting our OCI cards and Indian Visas (yes a person at the NYC consulate said that to me) and it is not our fault that our passport expires after 2005. This seems totally unfair and unjust. Honestly, I dont have $250+ dollars lying around. I hope someone does something about this, because this is totally not fair. Travisa is no help either, they are just pointing their fingers at someone else!! Let us do something about this together.

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Raj- ()     06/04/2010 08:24 AM

Fees for Obtaining Surrender / Renunciation Certificate Waived
In view of a large number of representations received from Persons of Indian Origin, it has been decided that the fees for obtaining Renunciation/Surrender Certificate from applicants who have acquired US citizenships before June 1, 2010 will be waived. However, a miscellaneous service fee of US$ 20/- will be charged for surrender of passport for cancellation. No penalties will be charged. Already decided cases will, however, not be reopened.
Indian passport holders who acquire US/foreign citizenships on or after June 1, 2010 will, however, be required to pay the fees of US$ 175/- for obtaining Renunciation/Surrender certificate.

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