About Us Requirements for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

  • Physical presence at the Embassy of India, Bern is necessary

  • An Affidavit to be duly filled in at the Embassy and signed in the presence of the Consular Officer.

  • Original Indian Passport with a complete set of copy from cover to cover (i.e. Copy of All pages).

  • Original Passport of the newly acquired Nationality with copy of first page.

  • A copy of the Residence Permit (Except Swiss nationals) with original for scrutiny

  • A copy of the Naturalization Certificate with date of Acquisition of Citizenship.

  • A self addressed Registered Stamped Envelope

  • A fee of  CHF..318.-  if the individual has acquired citizenship after 01.06.2010 and CHF.25.- would be applicable for those who have acquired citizenship before 01.06.2010.

  • Penalties will be imposed for retaining the passport and travelling on the Indian passport after attaining the citizenship of another country. This will be assessed at the Embassy on scrutiny of the documents submitted. The penalties will be in addition to Renunciation fee of CHF 318.- or CHF. 25.- as stipulated at Para 7 above. In case of penalties, an additional Service charges of CHF 25,-  is payable. Penalties are subject to Exchange Rates fixed by Government of India.

  • 1.  Fees for Consular Services should be paid to UBS AG, Account No.235-939899.01P.  (IBAN CH82 0023 5235 9398 9901 P). All payments should be made only through bank.

  • 2. Consular surcharge of CHF 2.00  is to be paid in Embassy's  UBS AG, Account No.235-939899.02K (IBAN CH39 0023 5235 9398 9902 K)) and the original payment receipts with Embassy's account number to be attached to the Application.

  • 3. Payment made through the cash desk of the Post Office will not be accepted as the same involves agency charges.

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