Renunciation of Indian Citizenship in USA – Documents Required & Fees

Persons applying for renunciation of Indian citizenship must submit the required photographs, documents, and fees with their application. The required documents for renunciation of Indian citizenship depend on the applicant’s renunciation category.
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After gathering and compiling all of their required documents and fees, applicants should identify their consular jurisdiction and service center to which they should send their application.

Required Documents

Find the required documents for your renunciation category listed under each of the categories below. You can also determine which renunciation services you need and check and the required documentation accordingly here.

Renunciation Naturalized before June 1, 2010 with Indian Passport

If your renunciation was naturalized before June 1, 2010, you must submit the following documents with your renunciation of Indian citizenship application:

  • You must register online at VFS Global before sending your application. Failure to do so with leave your application unprocessed.
  • Original Government Application Online Form
  • Photograph and signature – original and digital
  • Two original duly filled and signed renunciation certificates
  • Copy of proof of address
  • Photocopy of US/Non-US passport
  • Affidavit of naturalization after the expiry of Indian passport – original and notarized
  • Copy of name change document, if applicable
  • Most recent Indian passport – actual, original signed passport plus photocopies of the first three pages and the last two pages of the passport
  • Copy of naturalization certificate
  • Fee payments and couriers
  • You can view the fill checklist here

Renunciation Naturalized on or after June 1, 2010 with Indian Passport

If your renunciation was naturalized on or after June 1, 2010, you must submit the following documents with your renunciation of Indian citizenship application:

  • You must register online at VFS Global before sending your application. Failure to do so with leave your application unprocessed.
  • Original Government Application Online Form
  • Photograph and signature – original and digital
  • Two original duly filled and signed renunciation certificates
  • Copy of proof of address
  • Photocopy of US/Non-US passport
  • Affidavit of naturalization after the expiry of Indian passport – original and notarized
  • Copy of name change document, if applicable
  • Most recent Indian passport – actual, original signed passport plus photocopies of the first three pages and the last two pages of the passport
  • Copy of naturalization certificate
  • Fee payments and couriers
  • You can view the fill checklist here

Applicants of either of the above categories who were naturalized without an Indian passport must submit the following additional documents:

  • Original Government Application Online Form
  • Photograph and signature – original and digital
  • Two Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship of India Forms
  • Copy of proof of address
  • Photocopy of US/Non-US passport
  • Affidavit of naturalization after the expiry of Indian passport – original and notarized
  • Copy of name change document, if applicable
  • Sworn Affidavit
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Proof of Indian Origin
  • Police Report (if passport is missing)
  • Affidavit of Loss signed by the applicant
  • Fee payments and couriers

Minor applicants of either of the above categories must submit the following additional documents.

Checklist for minor applicants naturalized before June 1, 2010.
Checklist for minor applicants naturalized on or after June 1, 2010.

Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Fees

All fees shown are in USD.

ApplicantRenunciation FeeICWF FeeVFS Service FeeTotal
Naturalized before June 1, 2010 with/without an Indian passport$25$3$15.90$43.90
Naturalized on or after June 1, 2010 with/without Indian passport$175$3$15.90$193.90

The processing time for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship or Surrender of Indian Passport is 7- 21 working days once the application reaches the Embassy/Consulate.

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