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Passport Service: Surrender

(For Indian nationals)

Under the Indian passport law, Persons of Indian Origin who have acquired any foreign Nationality are required to surrender their Indian passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquisition of foreign citizenship.

The Surrender Certificate, once obtained, should be produced henceforth for any service required from the High Commission. A copy of the Surrender Certificate should be enclosed with any application in future.

Documents Required:

  • Duly filled application Form
  • Printed & signed copy of the Declaration form  (to be attached with each application)
  • Original Indian Passport (Last/Valid Indian passport at the time of Naturalization)
  • Self-attested photocopy of Indian passport (All used pages)
  • Two recent 50 mm * 50 mm size photographs. Please check the Photo Specification.
  • Self-attested photocopy of the current British / Foreign Passport( Only the photo page*)
    *Note-If the applicant has had more than one British passports since naturalisation, They are required to submit the original first British passport & self-attested photocopies of all the pages of the first British passport’.
  • Self-attested photocopy of British / Foreign Naturalisation certificate
  • If UK Passport has not yet been obtained, a declaration from the Applicant stating “My UK passport is under process should be submitted.
  • If the applicant is born in UK /abroad and obtained foreign/British Nationality on the basis of Birth in the country and not by naturalisation then applicant is required to provide a photocopy of the full Birth Certificate.
    Applicants applying under Deemed Surrender Certificate category are required to submit the photocopy of the last Indian passport and first British passport in addition to the above applicable documents.

Applicants need to be aware of the below:

  • If the applicant has had more than one foreign passport since naturalization, he/she is required to submit the original first foreign passport obtained after naturalization & self-attested photocopies of all the pages of that foreign passport
  • In case of Minor’s Application/Declaration either of the parents can sign the application form/declaration.
  • Applicants are requested to submit/send the photocopies of the supporting documents (not the originals) unless originals are requested.
  • All applicants who have had a name change after acquiring British or any other nationality should fill in the surrender form using the name mentioned on their last/valid Indian Passport. Applicant should also be aware that the surrender certificate will be issued on the name mentioned of their ‘surrendered’ Indian Passport.Processing times vary from application to application at the sole discretion of the High Commission of India and its Consulates in the UK, and some applications may take longer than others to get processed.
  • This list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee a Surrender Certificate. The High Commission of India or its Consulates reserve the right to ask for additional documents if required

Please note that embassy may ask for documents like – your first ever UK passport or previous Indian passport. This will be informed to you as and when they ask us to provide additional documents to you.

Embassy Fee:

Miscellaneous Service fee for surrender of passport / renunciation of citizenship (for applicants who have already acquired foreign citizenship till 31.5.2010) 22 7.44 29.44
Fee for surrender of passport/ renunciation of Citizenship (for applicants who acquire foreign citizenship with effect from 1.6.2010) 119 7.44 126.44




Service Charge:   £60.00


Important Note:

If High Commission of India finds that any misuse of Indian passport was affected (according to Indian passport act using Indian passport after changing your nationality is not permitted) they may place a penalty.

The Government of India has prescribed imposition of penalty on a graded scale, depending on the number of trips made on the Indian passport, renewal of Indian passport after acquiring foreign nationality and Retention of Indian Passport for more than 3 years after acquiring foreign nationality, for the violation of Passport Rules ranging from a minimum of £160 up to a maximum of £1199

The date on the Naturalisation Certificate will be treated as date of acquiring foreign nationality and not from the date the British Passport was issued.

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