Passport Surrender Certificate

#1 Jul 21st, 2011, 18:00
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I am a former Indian national and am now have UK nationality, I became a UK national in 1993/94. Since then I have travelled to India twice on business in 2000 and 2004 and never had any problems getting a visa.

I need to travel again on business and my current passport has the visa for my trip in 2004.

I have been told that for my latest trip in August this year I will need to include a Surrender Certificate for my old Indian passport. I don't believe I have said certificate, what should I do? will it be worth applying bearing in mind I have travelled to India before on my current passport?

Can the Indian High Commission impose a penalty if I have been a UK national for the last 17 years.
#2 Jul 22nd, 2011, 03:53
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Check to see if your old indian passport has a cancelled stamp on it ? It should say " Cancelled because ____ has acquired UK citizenship" If so, then you do not need a Surrender Certificate, if not; then you have to get one
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Don't have the old Indian passport anymore
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Originally Posted by Northlongooner View Post Don't have the old Indian passport anymore
Snakes & Ladder. Go to Square One. Check around procedures the IHC requires of folks who are claiming lost expired passport(s)
#5 Jul 25th, 2011, 16:31
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Surely not, I have travelled to India before on my current passport which has an Indian visa.

Just found a US site http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indian-c...r-certificate/ which says that if you acquired foreign citizenship on or before May 31 2010 and had your Indian passport cancelled then no further action is required. You do not require a surrender certificate. Surely the same would apply in the UK
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Originally Posted by Northlongooner View Post Surely not, I have travelled to India before on my current passport which has an Indian visa.

Just found a US site http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indian-c...r-certificate/ which says that if you acquired foreign citizenship on or before May 31 2010 and had your Indian passport cancelled then no further action is required. You do not require a surrender certificate. Surely the same would apply in the UK
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So ? You do not have it, so how would it apply to you ?
#7 Jul 26th, 2011, 04:11
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First, you do not need SC (surrender certificate) for travel in India since you have a valid visa and UK passport.

Second, you need SC if and when you use Indian consulate services in UK.

You may want to get SC to be extra cautious anyway!

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