You asked: What happens to Indian passport after 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.

Can you travel on 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?

If a person has ever held an Indian passport and has obtained the passport of another country, they will be required to surrender their Indian passport immediately after gaining another country’s nationality. After Renunciation of Indian Citizenship, it is necessary to apply for Surrender or a Renunciation certificate.

What happens if I don’t surrender my Indian passport?

You will be fined if you travel using your Indian passport after taking the oath of citizenship. You cannot apply for regular Indian tourist visa or OCI if you do not have surrender certificate.

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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 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.

Is it necessary to surrender Indian passport?

As per the Passports Act 1967, it is mandatory for all Indian passport holders to surrender their passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquisition of foreign nationality. Misuse of Indian passports constitutes an offence under Section 12(1A) of the Passports Act 1967.

Can an Indian citizen hold two passports?

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”.

What is passport surrender?

What is a Renunciation/Surrender Certificate? A: A Renunciation/Surrender Certificate is issued to applicants who surrender their passport at Consulate after acquiring foreign nationality.

Can I live in India with Canadian citizenship?

As a citizen of Canada, you do not have any binding residence requirements to keep your citizenship going. You are therefore at liberty to move back to India or go anywhere else. As a permanent resident, you must stay in status.

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Can I travel back to India with expired Indian passport?

You will not be allowed to travel to India with an expired US passport (or expired passport of any country other than India) unless you have alternative unexpired documentation (such as a OCI card) that would create a reasonable expectation that you will be admissible upon arrival in India.

Can OCI buy property in India?

OCI card holders can purchase residential and commercial properties in India. … A foreign national of non-Indian origin, resident outside India cannot purchase any immovable property in India unless such property is acquired by way of inheritance from a person who was resident in India.

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