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  • After US Citizenship, should we surrender Indian passport??

    I got my US Citizenship & passport last month. Now, I am wondering how do I "surrender" the Indian passport?

    Does "surrendering" actually mean the Indian passport is taken away or is it simply that the Indian passport is stamped "invalid" or something? If you have done this, please let me know. Thanks,

  • #2
    You have to send it to deshi consulate/embassy and they will send it back after stamping it as "cancelled." They will also cut the edges of the passport. In future when the dual citizenship papers are ready (before the world crumbles and the humanity disappears from the face of earth, that is. To formulate rules and papers these idiots need 8 months? What sort of nincompoops are they? And why is the moron minister tytler going around the globe instead of finalizing things and speeding up stuff?) you can send your cancelled desi passport to prove your earlier citizenship and get the dual papers. HTH
    If you want to be happy, nobody can make you unhappy and if you want to be unhappy, nobody can make you happy. - Paramahansa Yogananda

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    • #3
      I did not know of sending the Indian Passport for cancellation when I went to New York for Indian visa on my new US passport. The officer did ask for my Indian passport for varification. Then he just handed it over back to me where as I was expecting that he might tell me that the Indian Passpot is now cancelled or taken back by the consulate. But he just gave my passport back without any endorsement on it.

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      • #4
        You need to send Indian pass to the Ind embassy to get it cancelled. At least, thats the law, weather they enforce it or not
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        • #5
          I have heard about people having both passport (not surrendering them basically)

          Does anybody know if there is any risk associated with it. Also if you travel to desh and just show the IP. Live in India as a complete indian national (No OIC) and in US (and when you travel to europe etc) on US passport.

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          • #6
            I have heard about people having both passport (not surrendering them basically)

            Does anybody know if there is any risk associated with it. Also if you travel to desh and just show the IP. Live in India as a complete indian national (No OIC) and in US (and when you travel to europe etc) on US passport.

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            • #7
              Good point ****. Thanks

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              • #8
                You will get your Indian Pass stamped "Cancelled" . But its possible to do what bsethi suggested. Could walk into India with Indian pass and back to US with foreign pass .. But Im sure its illegal per Indian law
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                • #9
                  Folks, It is possible what Psethi suggested but illegal. By law we're supposed to surrender the Indian passports within 3 months of acquiring foreign nationality. The fine is $250 for not surrendering in 3 months. Also, it is against the law to travel on India Passport after obtaining another country's citizenship (because India doesn't support dual citizenship) according to Passport Act 1967 and a penalty of $250 per travel on Indian Passport is applicable with up to 5 yrs of imprisonment. Below is the exact official language from Indian Embassy website:

                  "It is a punishable offence to obtain or hold an Indian Passport suppressing information about his/her nationality or hold Indian Passport or travel document after aquiring US (foreign) citizenship. The violator shall be punishable by imprisonment up to 5 years and with fine up to US$ 1250/- under Passports Act 1967. The Penalty for each such travel to India on Indian Passport after acquiring foreign nationality is US$ 250/-. "
                  Last edited by RiderSam; 14th June 2011, 11:36 AM. Reason: addition of a statement

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                  • #10
                    any specific reason to dig up this post 6 years, 6 months and a few days after it was written. while the basic premise of what you say has not changed, a lot has happened in the interim.
                    GC: EB1: 1999 ==> 2004. 3 yr delay due to lost file. N400: San Jose. Apr'09 ==> Aug'09.
                    I am not a lawyer, forum police, moderator, moralizer or an immigration officer. If I sound like one, use "your" best judgement.

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                    • #11
                      Array Jane bhi do yaro... he wanted to bring this post back to life.
                      Bhaag Bhaag DK Bose...

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