Renunciation of Citizenship
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Renunciation of Citizenship

An Indian national, including a minor, on acquisition of foreign nationality and Passport, is not entitled to retain his/her Indian Passport and has to immediately surrender the passport for cancellation.

Renunciation of Indian nationality is irrevocable and due care must be exercised in making an application for this purpose. An appointment will thereafter be made for the applicant to be interviewed at the High Commission and sign a declaration that the renunciation is voluntary and that the applicant understands its consequences.

Application for renunciation is to be made online at website https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in.

Documents required:

Print-out of online application form duly filled

Renunciation Declaration

Passport and photocopy

Letter from the Zambian authorities stating that you have been offered Zambian citizenship (original and photocopy).

Letter from the Registrar General, Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship (original and photocopy).

Minors acquiring Zambian Passports also need to cancel their Indian Passports.

Indian nationals acquiring citizenship from countries other than Zambia have to bring their passport for cancellation with documentary proof of acquisition of citizenship of the respective country.

Attach two recent passport size photos.

(to be paid in cash)

ZMK 2770/- (This includes Surrender Certificate fee of ZMK. 600/-)

Please note that:

After renunciation, you will be given a letter stating that your Indian passport has been cancelled and that you are no longer an Indian citizen.

Your cancelled passport will also be returned to you.

The renunciation certificate will be given to the applicant only at the High Commission premises.

On acquisition of foreign citizenship, all Indian nationals should surrender the Indian passport (if acquired before 31/5/2010) or renounce citizenship (after 31.5.2010).

Minors who have acquired citizenship (including Certificate of Citizenship) must surrender their passport (if acquired before 31.5.2010) or renounce citizenship (if acquired after 31.5.2010).


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