About Us Requirements for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

Renunciation of Indian Citizenship 

(a) A fee of CHF 74 if the individual has acquired foreign citizenship after 01.06.2010 & Consular surcharge of CHF 2. 

(b) A fee of CHF 22 if the individual has acquired foreign citizenship before 01.06.2010 & Consular surcharge of CHF 2. 

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


(d) 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. (Renunciation of Indian Citizenship for minor applicants, both parents along with minor child must be present at the time of application submission).

(e) Original Indian Passport with copy of main pages. 

(f) Original foreign Passport and Copy of first page of the foreign passport. (good quality color copy should be enclosed).

(g) Copy of valid Swiss Residence Permit (Except Swiss nationals). 

(h) Copy of the Naturalization Certificate (Einbürgerungsurkunde or Bürgerrechtsnachweis) with date of Acquisition of Citizenship.

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

(j) Copy of payment receipts of Service Fee and Consular Surcharge. 

(k) One self addressed Registered Stamped Envelope. 

(l) A copy of notarized affidavit with the reasons for changes in the name is required in case of name change in Foreign passport. 


(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 523593989901P). 

(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 0023523593989902 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.

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