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Renunciation of Indian Citizenship and Surrender of Indian Passport

It is mandatory for all persons of Indian origin, who had ever held an Indian passport, to renounce their Indian citizenship and surrender their Indian Passport upon acquiring any foreign nationality. This is a prerequisite to obtain Visas or OCI cards.Therefore, all People of Indian Origin in Angola who have acquired foreign nationality areinvited to see the following relevant extracts of the Indian Passport Act 1967:

“The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, does not allow dual citizenship. Holding Indian passport/acquiring Indian passport/travelling on Indian passport after acquisition of foreign citizenship constitutes an offence under the Indian Passport Act, 1967, and attracts penalties. The Government of India has prescribed imposition of penalty on a graded scale, depending on number of trips made on Indian passport after acquiring foreign nationality, for the violation of Passport Rules and retention of Indian Passport for more than 3 years after acquiring of foreign nationality.”

Indian passport holders are required to surrender their passports to the nearest Indian Mission immediately after acquisition of foreign nationality. Persons of Indian Origin who have already acquired foreign citizenship until 31.05.2010 will not be required to pay renunciation fees. He/she will be required to pay Miscellaneous fee when getting the old Indian passport cancelled or surrendered. Those Indian citizens who acquire foreign citizenship on or after 01.06.2010 will have to submit declaration of renunciation of their Indian citizenship and requisite renunciation fee.

Documents required for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship:

(i)  Duly-filled application for renunciation/surrender of Indian Citizenship available at
(https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in ext-link-icon ).

  • After completing details online, download the application form, print and sign whereapplicable.
  • Any Errors on the printed form cannot be modified by Pen/Pencil at the time ofSubmission.
  • Both parents should sign the passport application Form in case of Minor.
  • Applicants are advised to ensure accuracy of the details entered in the online Form

(ii) Two passport size photograph one of them pasted on the application

(iii)  Original Indian passport (which will be returned after cancellation) and one photocopy of the passport.

(If your Indian Passport is lost and not in your possession, submit a copy of the passport along with an Affidavit attested by a Notary with details for the passport not being in your possession)

(iv) Copy of new Angolan/Foreign passport. 

(v) Citizenship Certificate issued by Government of Angola. If it is in Portuguese then kindly get it translated, notarised and attested by Ministry of External Relations.

(vi) Form XXII – Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship (Click the link PDF-icon)

(vii) Prescribed Fees (Click the link for FEES PDF-icon)