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1. You need to fill online form and upload required documentsjacksavvy wrote: ↑Mon Oct 30, 2023 11:38 amHello,
For the Renunciation of Indian Citizenship process - do we only have to fill an online form and submit along with all the documents or just like in OCI we have to physically make an appointment to submit the application?
Any thoughts and ideas would be appreciated.
Actually It has two process, you have to do both the Surrender & Renunciationjacksavvy wrote: ↑Wed Nov 01, 2023 12:10 pmThank you so much for your replies..
As per the gov.in link .. https://cgibirmingham.gov.in/page/display/25
"Applications for Surrender of Indian Passports are no longer received in the consulate. This service has been outsourced to the India Visa Application Center. Applicants are therefore, requested to submit their Applications to the above center. For detail please visit http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/Surrender.html. "
So do I still need to go through point number (2) "Book an appointment with near by India Mission to sign the declaration form" - that you mentioned above or straightaway book an appt with VFS.
By the way, the above link is for CGI Birmingham and I'm in London - but the process will still be the same I presume.
Hi Dinesh,DineshSRD wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:09 pmHi har3601,
1) Yes, you need to have your surrender certificate copy. HCI website says you can apply Renunciation and Surrender certificate in parallel but it is lot easier if you have surrendered your Indian passport before Renunciation appointment.
2) If you are based in London, you can book your appointment at VFS Goswell. You get slots only between 3:00pm and 04:00pm. HCI officer comes to VFS Goswell in that 1 hour slot and signs Renunciation form for applicants. For applications outside London, first need a CGI appointment and then VFS appointment. Only VFS Goswell has this option and not VFS Hounslow.
You need your british passport first.
It's a terribly built website/system. Anyway, you can pay at VFS if the online payment system isn't working.