|Q1:||What is a Surrender Certificate?|
|A:||A Surrender Certificate is issued to applicants willing to surrender their passport at Passport Offices mainly for renunciation of Indian citizenship and acquiring foreign nationality. This is a chargeable miscellaneous passport service and can be availed after applying for Surrender Certificate through Passport Seva Website (www.passportindia.gov.in), and later visiting the Passport Office with the required documents.|
Note: Individuals applying for Surrender Certificates with any reason other than 'Acquiring Foreign Nationality/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship' need to visit the Passport Office directly i.e. without filling the application form physically or online. Examples of such applicants may be the Diplomatic/Official passport holders willing to surrender their ordinary/diplomatic/official passport.
|Q2:||Where can I get the application form for Surrender Certificate?|
|A:||You can download the Surrender Certificate printable application form through the 'Forms and Affidavits Corner' section -> Print Application Form link of Passport Seva Online Portal (www.passportindia.gov.in).|
|Q3:||Can I fill the Surrender Certificate application form online?|
|A:||Yes, first you need to register at the Passport Seva Online Portal (www.passportindia.gov.in), and login to the website with registered Login Id. Then you can fill the Surrender Certificate application form online or upload the filled e-form (in xml format). You can download the e-form for Surrender Certificate through the 'Forms and Affidavits Corner' section ->Download e-Form link of Passport Seva Online Portal (www.passportindia.gov.in).|
|Q4:||What is the fee for Surrender Certificate?|
|A:||The fee for Surrender Certificate is mentioned below:|
|Q5:||What are the documents required for Surrender Certificate?|
|A:||You need to submit the original passport and proof of foreign nationality.|
|Q6:||Is Police Verification required for Surrender Certificate?|
|A:||No, Police Verification is not required for Surrender Certificate.|
|Q7:||My passport has been expired, Can I get Surrender Certificate for the same?|
|A:||Yes, expired passports too can be presented for surrendering. Surrender will not, however, be allowed for Impounded, Revoked, Suspended, and Cancelled (against Re-issue) passports.|
Note: In case any penalty or additional fee is due on the passport application, the corresponding passport cannot be surrendered using the new application until the respective payment is made.