About Us Change of Citizenship

Change of Citizenship: Filling up of Renunciation certificate Form

  • INTRODUCTION:

The Constitution of India does not permit holding of dual nationality by Indian nationals. As and when an Indian national obtains a foreign nationality, he/she is not entitled to retain dual citizenship and has to renounce their citizenship at the time of acquiring another nationality.

  • Renunciation of Indian Nationality: Renunciation of Indian nationality is irrevocable and due care must be exercised in making an application for renunciation. On acquisition of foreign citizenship all Indian nationals included Minors should renounce the Indian citizenship.

  • Fee:

Please click on the following link to check the Service fees: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/page/consular-services-fee/;

Fee is payable only in cash at the reception counter of the Embassy while submitting the application.

Fees once deposited shall not be refunded.

Penalty time: Penalty would be imposed if a person (including a minor) after acquisition of foreign nationality retains the Indian passport beyond three years or travels on it beyond the grace period of three months, on a passport whose final validity expired.

Fines would be imposed at the following rates:

  • Retention of the Indian passport beyond the grace period - Rs. 10,000/- (equivalent in local currency),

  • For each travel - Rs 10,000 (equivalent in local currency) subject to a maximum of 5 travels,

  • If the Indian passport got re-issued (after obtaining foreign citizenship/passport), an additional fine of Rs 25,000/- (equivalent in local currency) would be charged. 

  • Applications are to be made to the Embassy of India, Zagreb for renunciation of your Indian citizenship.

  • After you receive your Croatian passport, you may apply for a Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Certificate.

  • PROCESS FOR RENUNCIATION OF INDIAN NATIONALITY

  • Filling up of Application Form 

The applicants can visit the Embassy and after taking the application form from the reception, fill and submit it.

  • Submission of Application and Documents to Embassy

Submit the following documents in person at Embassy of India, 152B, Bijenik, Zagreb.

  • The above completed application form;

  • Original Indian Passport along with self-attested photocopy of front and last page of the passport;

  • Domovnica document issued by the Republic of Croatia.

Document submission time: Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 11.30am. (Except holidays)*

Processing Time: 3 working days from the date of submission in Embassy

3.Collection Procedure for Renunciation certificate:

Renunciation certificate may be collected from the Embassy, after 3 working days. Please bring your receipt while collection.

Documents Collection Time: - Monday to Friday between 3pm and 4pm. (Except holidays)*

For any further query please write:

Email ID: consular.zagreb@mea.gov.in; cons.zagreb@mea.gov.in;

*For list of holidays please click: https://www.indianembassyzagreb.gov.in/page/holidays-at-the-embassy/;