Renunciation of Citizenship
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Renunciation of Citizenship

An Indian national, including a minor, on acquisition of foreign nationality and Passport, is not entitled to retain his/her Indian Passport and has to immediately surrender the passport for cancellation.

Renunciation of Indian nationality is irrevocable and due care must be exercised in making an application for this purpose. An appointment will thereafter be made for the applicantto be interviewed at the High Commission and sign a declaration that the renunciation is voluntary and that the applicant understands its consequences.

Applicationfor renunciation is to be made in the Miscellaneous Services form which can be downloaded from the website: http://www.hcizambia.gov.in. Forms are also available at the High Commission.

Documents required:

Miscellaneous services form duly filled

Passport and photocopy

Letter from the Zambian authorities stating that you have been offered Zambian citizenship (original and photocopy).

Letter from the Registrar General, Department of National Registration, Passport and Citizenship (original and photocopy).

Minors acquiring Zambian Passports also need to cancel their Indian Passports.

Indian nationals acquiring citizenship from countries other than Zambia have to bring their passport for cancellation with documentary proof of acquisition of citizenship of the respective country.

Attach two recent passport size photos.

Fees                                    :           ZMK 1890/- (including Surrender Certificate fee)
(to be paid in cash)

Please note that:

After renunciation, you will be given a letter stating that your Indian passport has been cancelled and that you are no longer an Indian citizen.

Your cancelled passport will also be returned to you.

The renunciation certificate will be given to the applicant only at the High Commission premises.

On acquisition of foreign citizenship, all Indian nationals should surrender thepassport (if acquired before 31/5/2010) or renounce citizenship (after 31.5.2010).

Minors who have acquired citizenship (including Certificate of Citizenship) must surrender their passport (if acquired before 31.5.2010) or renounce citizenship (if acquired after 31.5.2010).

A person (including minor) is liable to be penalised if after acquisition of foreign nationality, he/she retains the Indian passport beyond three years or travels on it beyond the grace period of three months, on a passport whose final validity expired on or after 1.1.2005.

The fine would be imposed at the following rates:

Retention of Indian passport beyond the grace period of 3 years - Rs.10,000/-.

For each travel -Rs.10,000/- subject to a maximum travel of 5.

If the Indian passport got reissued (after obtaining foreign citizenship /passport), an additional fine of Rs.25000/- would be charged.

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