India Visa Requirements for Applicants of Indian Origin

The Indian government requires that Indian nationals who obtain citizenship to another country surrender Indian citizenship. In order to apply for an Indian visa, the applicant must prove that this has been done.

If Indian citizenship has not formally been renounced within 3 years after gaining citizenship of another country, a penalty of $250.00 will be charged by the Indian Consulate. This fee must be paid in addition to other India visa application fees. This fee is waived if the most recent Indian passport expired before January 1, 2005.

In addition, a penalty of $250.00 will be charged for each case of misuse of the Indian passport for travel after 3 months of acquisition of citizenship of another country, up to a maximum penalty of $1.250.00. These fees must be paid in addition to other visa application and renunciation fees.

If Indian passport was renewed after obtaining US citizenship, additional $500 will be charged.
Applicants must submit one of the following as Proof of Renunciation along with your regular Visa application documents:
An approved Certificate of Renunciation issued by the Indian Consulate OR a copy of a canceled Indian Passport containing a stamp specifically stating ‘Cancelled due to Acquiring US or foreign citizenship’. A stamp stating only ‘Cancelled’ is not acceptable Proof of Renunciation.

Applicants who reside in Atlanta jurisdiction:
Renunciation Certificate requests cannot be accepted with India visa applications. The Renunciation Certificate must be obtained separately first through the current Indian Outsourcing Company then a copy of the approved Certificate must be submitted with the India visa application.

Applicants who reside in Chicago jurisdiction:
A copy of both parents' current or previous Indian passport information page. If parents do not have a previous Indian passport then they need a birth certificate or school leaving certificate along with the deemed surrender and affidavit of loss.

Applicants who reside in Houston jurisdiction and have not renounced Indian citizenship, or who cannot provide acceptable Proof of Renunciation, must apply for Renunciation when applying for an India Visa.
The forms and fees required are based upon your date of Naturalization to US or Foreign Citizenship.

Applicants who reside in the New York Jurisdiction who are requesting Renunciation but cannot submit an Indian passport must provide proof of former Indian citizenship in the form of:
Copy of last held Election Card / Aadhar Card / Ration Card

OR

Any two of these documents
  • PAN Card
  • Indian Driving License
  • Birth Certificate issued by the local municipality/registrar in India OR o Domicile certificate
  • School leaving certificate issued by State / Central Board
  • Any other document showing Proof of Former Indian Citizenship
If Naturalized on or after June 1, 2010 with Indian Passport, submit the following:
  1. 2 original, completed Renunciation Certificate Forms.
  2. Copies of US or Foreign passport information page and the last two amendment pages
  3. Copy of Naturalization Certificate.
  4. Copy of Name Change Document: If the applicant’s name shown in the Indian passport or Indian government issued document is different in any way from the name in the US or foreign passport or naturalization certificate, a copy of one of the following documents must be provided.
    • Marriage Certificate showing the name change if the name was changed at marriage.
    • Official court order for the name change
    • Endorsement of name change during naturalization process.
  5. Original, most recent Indian Passport plus photocopies of the first three pages and last two pages of the Indian passport.
  6. Renunciation fee of $200.00, which Travisa Visa Service will add as the Renunciation fee to your India visa order.
If Naturalized on or after June 1, 2010 without an Indian Passport, submit the following
  1. 2 original, completed Renunciation Declaration Forms.
  2. A notarized Affidavit of Loss. A police report for the lost Indian passport is required.
  3. A copy of the applicant’s Indian birth certificate or school leaving certificate or any document showing proof of former Indian citizenship.
  4. Copies of US or Foreign passport information page and the last two amendment pages
  5. Copy of Naturalization Certificate.
  6. Copy of Name Change Document: If the applicant’s name shown in the Indian passport or Indian government issued document is different in any way from the name in the US or foreign passport or naturalization certificate, a copy of one of the following documents must be provided.
    • Marriage Certificate showing the name change if the name was changed at marriage.
    • Official court order for the name change
    • Endorsement of name change during naturalization process
  7. Renunciation fee of $200.00, which Travisa Visa Service will add as the Renunciation fee to your India visa order.
If Naturalized before June 1, 2010 with Indian Passport, submit the following:
  1. 2 original, completed Renunciation Certificate Forms.
  2. Copies of US or Foreign passport information page and the last two amendment pages
  3. Copy of Naturalization Certificate.
  4. Copy of Name Change Document: If the applicant’s name shown in the Indian passport or Indian government issued document is different in any way from the name in the US or foreign passport or naturalization certificate, a copy of one of the following documents must be provided:
    • Marriage Certificate showing the name change if the name was changed at marriage.
    • Official court order for the name change
    • Endorsement of name change during naturalization process.
  5. Original, most recent Indian Passport plus photocopies of the first three pages and last two pages of the Indian passport.
  6. Renunciation fee of $50.00, which Travisa Visa Service will add as the Renunciation fee to your India visa order.
If Naturalized before June 1, 2010 without Indian Passport, submit the following
  1. 2 original, completed Renunciation Declaration Forms.
  2. A notarized Affidavit of Loss. A police report for the lost Indian passport is required.
  3. A copy of the applicant’s Indian birth certificate or school leaving certificate or any document showing proof of former Indian citizenship.
  4. Copies of US or Foreign passport information page and the last two amendment pages
  5. Copy of Naturalization Certificate.
  6. Copy of Name Change Document: If the applicant’s name shown in the Indian passport or Indian government issued document is different in any way from the name in the US or foreign passport, a copy of one of the following documents must be provided.
    • Marriage Certificate showing the name change if the name was changed at marriage.
    • Official court order for the name change
    • Endorsement of name change during naturalization process
  7. Renunciation fee of $50.00 is required in SF, which Travisa Visa Service will add as the Renunciation fee to your India visa order.
If Naturalized 10 years or more prior without an Indian Passport, submit the following:
  1. 2 original, completed Deemed Surrender Certificate Forms.
  2. A notarized Affidavit of Loss. A police report for the lost Indian passport is required with either copy of the applicant’s Indian birth certificate or school leaving certificate or any document showing proof of former Indian citizenship.
  3. Copies of US or Foreign passport information page and the last two amendment pages
  4. Copy of Naturalization Certificate.
  5. Copy of Name Change Document: If the applicant’s name shown in the Indian passport or Indian government issued document is different in any way from the name in the US or foreign passport or naturalization certificate, a copy of one of the following documents must be provided:
    • Marriage Certificate showing the name change if the name was changed at marriage.
    • Official court order for the name change
    • Endorsement of name change during naturalization process
  6. Renunciation fee of $50.00, which Travisa Visa Service will add as the Renunciation fee to your India visa order.
Applicants without Naturalization Certificates
For a minor child who gained naturalization through parents and therefore does not have a separate naturalization certificate, a copy of the parents’ naturalization certificate(s) along with a notarized statement signed by both parents and explaining the circumstances is required. The letter must state why the child does not possess their own certificate.

Those who were naturalized as adults on their own but cannot provide a copy of their Naturalization Certificate must request a copy from the USCIS. A copy is required for the purposes of Renouncing Indian Citizenship.

Renunciation for Minor Child (under 18):
In addition to the requirements above, a copy of the child’s birth certificate or school leaving certificate must be provided. For a child less than 5 years old, a thumb impression of the child and the signature from both parents are mandatory on the Renunciation Forms. For a child 5 years or older, both parents signatures are mandatory. The Renunciation Forms does not need to be notarized.

In some cases, visa processing may take longer for applicants of Indian origin. India Visa issuance is at the discretion of the Indian Consulate. Indian Visa requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the Indian Government.
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