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ban.s wrote:Until you formally renounce your citizenship you are also an Indian, and if you were to write the same in landing card, it won't be any fraud. However, holding indian passport in conjunction with foreign citizenship is an offence under Indian passport act and one needs to renounce citizenship.
You have to take a decision based on your personal circumstances and urgency of travel that whether the situation demands travel with Indian passport. The penalty is £145 or equivalent foreign curreny for each travel.
sorry, we have digressed from the original topic.
over to someone else to confirm how duplicate certificate issue can be expedited.
Ayyubi72 wrote:Not true. As soon as someone gains a foreign citizenship, they automatically loose their Indian Citizenship. Indian citizenship act 1955 is very clear about this.
This renounce-the-Indian-citizenship procedure is to record that someone has gained foreign citizenship. Otherwise Indian authorities would never know when someone gains another citizenship and hence loses Indian citizenship.
I think the best way forward for you is to travel with your kids on their Indian passports and then pay the penalty to Indian High commission when you surrender passports.
I think you are just in panic mode. You need to chill out. How could someone speculate if they have not seen one out of two in the same application? What do you think? If a paper was physically in the envelope, then why would they not see it? These things take time, sometimes a long time. There isn't much that you can do every time to rush the procedure. Its not my intention at all to make personal remarks, but you took multiple wrong decisions. First you laminated the documents, then you made a application for replacement from outside UK. Now you seem to be in utter panic and great rush. You should have applied for replacement certs from UK. Getting these things done from outside UK is never a good idea. I personally know people who had to wait even 18 months to get a passport issued for their kids outside UK. Best course of action would always be "do it when you are in UK".spbos wrote:I saw some credit card activity in my account 2 days ago. However, only 94 pound is debited. I had applied for both my kids and was expecting them to charge 94 each. I had sent both the applications in a single envelope. Should I be concerned. Is it possible that they might not have seen one application?
Please desist from tagging onto topics from 2013 and 2014. Post your questions in your own topic.Humayu wrote:Hello there i have applied for duplicate British citizenship certificate and waiting for a while since you been through this I was wondering if you could share the time frame you had to wait to receive your certificate.
Appreciated for your help