Can I use Indian passport after getting US citizenship?

Once you acquire the citizenship of another country, it is illegal to travel on the Indian passport. As India does not allow dual citizenship, holding a non-cancelled Indian passport after acquiring a foreign citizenship is an offense with penalties.

What should I do with my Indian passport after applying for US citizenship?

Once you acquire foreign citizenship you have to surrender your last Indian passport to Indian Consulate for cancellation. Consulate will cancel it and returned to you along with a ‘Renunciation/Surrender Certificate’ issued by Consulate.

How long can I use Indian passport after citizenship ceremony?

Even after acquiring the Canadian citizenship, the Indian passport can be used to travel for 3 months from the day of getting the Canadian citizenship. The grace period is only for such cases where foreign citizenship has been acquired but a foreign passport is not available to the person.

Can I keep Indian and US citizenship?

Does the United States allow dual citizenship? Yes, practically speaking. The U.S. government does not require naturalized U.S. citizens to relinquish citizenship in their country of origin.

Is passport valid for Indian citizenship?

The Delhi High Court has said that a passport is a valid document. However, the Bombay High Court held in 2013 that a passport alone is no proof of citizenship. Another Mumbai court held in 2019 that a passport is sufficient proof of citizenship.

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Can I travel to India without surrendering my Indian passport?

If you do not have proof of Renunciation (either a Renunciation Certificate or Cancelled Stamp due to acquisition of Foreign Nationality), you will have to apply for the same before you can get your Visa / OCI card application sent to the Consulate.

Can I travel on Indian passport after oath ceremony?

There is no problem in traveling on Indian passport for three months after acquiring US or any other citizenship. After that penalty would apply and may cause issues with OCI.

Can I surrender my Indian passport by post?

The Indian Citizenship Act 1955 does not allow dual citizenship for persons of Indian origin. Once you have acquired foreign citizenship, you are required to surrender your Indian passport at the nearest Indian mission/post to renunciate Indian citizenship.

Can a Indian have dual citizenship?

The Constitution of India does not allow holding Indian citizenship and citizenship of a foreign country simultaneously. Based on the recommendation of the High Level committee on Indian Diaspora, the Government of India decided to grant Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) commonly known as ‘dual citizenship’.

Does America offer dual citizenship?

U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or require a person to choose one nationality or another. A U.S. citizen may naturalize in a foreign state without any risk to his or her U.S. citizenship. … Dual nationals owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country.

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