Under the Indian Citizenship Act, persons of Indian Origins who obtain citizenship to another country must surrender Indian citizenship. In order to apply for an Indian visa, the applicant must prove that this has been done.
According to the Indian Citizenship Act, it is illegal to carry an Indian passport after the renunciation of Indian citizenship, and The Indian Consulate will charge a penalty of $250 for anyone who violates this. This fee is in addition to other normal India visa application fees. If the most recent Indian passport expired before January 1, 2005, this fee.
Furthermore, penalty of $250 will be charged by the Indian Consulate each time the Indian passport is misused for travel after 3 months of acquisition of citizenship of another country, up to a maximum penalty of $1.250. These fees are paid in addition to other normal visa application and renunciation fees.
If Indian passport was renewed after obtaining US citizenship, additional $500 will be charged.
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 must submit one of the following as Proof of Renunciation along with your regular Visa application documents:
Applicants who 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 the USA or other Foreign Citizenship
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Naturalized on or After June 1, 2010 without an Indian Passport