About Us Requirements for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

(a) A fee of CHF 318 if the individual has acquired citizenship after 01.06.2010 and CHF 25 for those who have acquired citizenship before 01.06.2010 & Consular surcharge of CHF 2.

(b) Duly filled Renunciation/surrender application form as per entries in the Indian passport. (Please follow below mentioned link for the online application)


(c) Physical presence at the Embassy of India, Bern is necessary & duly filled online application to be signed in the presence of consular officer at the Embassy.

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

(e) Original Passport of the newly acquired Nationality with copy of first page. (good quality color copy should be enclosed)

(f) Copy of the Residence Permit (Except Swiss nationals) with original for scrutiny

(g) Copy of the Naturalization Certificate with date of Acquisition of Citizenship.

(h) Affix one recent good quality color photograph (5 cm x 5 cm with 80% coverage of face / front view)

(i) One self addressed Registered Stamped Envelope

(j) 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 as stipulated 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.


(a) Fees for Miscellaneous Consular Services should be paid to Embassy’s Bank Account maintained with UBS AG, Account No. 235-939899.01P. (IBAN CH82 0023 5235 9398 9901 P).

(b) In addition, a Consular Surcharge of CHF 2.00 is to be paid to Embassy's separate bank account maintained with UBS AG, Account No.235-939899.02K (IBAN CH39 0023 5235 9398 9902 K).

(c) All payments should be made only through the bank and the original payment receipts containing the Embassy's account number should be submitted with the application.

(d) 'Beneficiary' name may kindly be mentioned as 'Embassy of India'.

(e) Payment made through the cash desk of the Post Office will not be accepted.

(f) Applicants are requested to verify the Consular Services Fee, Consular Surcharge and bank account details before making bank transfer or payment. Embassy shall not be responsible for any erroneous deposit or payment to its account.

(g) Consular Service shall be rendered only after realization of prescribed fee into Embassy’s bank accounts.

Consular Service Hours: 0930 to 1230 hrs (with Prior appointment only)