About Us Renunciation of Indian Citizenship


Indian passport holders, on acquisition of foreign citizenship, are required to immediately surrender their Indian passports to the High Commission of India in Pretoria or the nearest Indian Consulate in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town as per the jurisdiction. The applicant will be issued a Renunciation Certificate on submission of Renunciation of Indian Citizenship form and the Indian passport, which will be cancelled and returned to the applicant. No renunciation/surrender certificate will be issued if latest Indian passport is not surrendered physically.

Applicants need to apply online for the renunciation of Indian citizenship at the following link: https://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in

a) After completing the application form online, the applicant is required to visit the High Commission or the nearest Consulate along with the hard copy of application, Indian passport, certificate of naturalization (a set of photocopies of all documents as well), a recent coloured photograph (2 inches X 2 inches) and proof of residence.

b) Some other document as specified by the Consular Officer at the High Commission/Consulate.
c) The fee structure for the application is as follows:

S. No.


Fees in Rand (incl. ICWF fees of R 40/-)


Renunciation fees, citizenship acquired on or before 31 May, 2010



Renunciation fees, citizenship acquired on or after 01 June, 2010