Cover Letter For Cancellation Of Indian Passport

Renunciation of citizenship (cancellation of citizenship) - requirements & details

Processing time : 5 working days

  1. Submission of application will be at BLS centre. Physical presence of applicant for submission is mandatory who are 05 years and above.
  2. Duly filled and signed application form.( Available at BLS center only )
  3. 2 recent white background photographs (size 35 mm * 45 mm).
  4. Original and copy of Indian Passport.
  5. Original Indian Passport has to be submitted along with application which will be cancelled and returned upon collection.
  6. Original and copy of letter from immigration and checkpoints authority.
  7. Copy of foreign passport
  8. Copy of Singapore NRIC / EP / S Pass
  9. Submission of application will be at BLS center. Physical presence of applicant for submission is mandatory who are 15 years and above.
  10. For collection applicant must go to HCI, Singapore - Grange Road between 4.15 PM to 5.15 PM - Monday to Friday (working days only).


NOTE : When applicant opts to take foreign citizenship he has to apply for cancellation of his / her Indian passport.

Fee schedule
Renunciation Fee200+10.80

SGD 10.80 is BLS service charge

  1. 08-22-2010, 11:26 PM#1

    Cancellation of Indian Passport and application for OCI card

    Dear Experts,

    I am applying for my OCI card. I got my US Citizenship after June 1, 2010.
    I know that I apply for cancellation of my Indian passport and the OCI card at the same time according to various other threads.

    But once my Indian passport is cancelled and is returned by mail to me along with the surrender certificate, will I need to send the surrender certificate to obtain my OCI card? Or can this be handled, internally by the consulate, when I apply for both?

    Thank You!
  2. 08-31-2010, 06:50 AM#2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    The Caribbean/New York

    Here are the steps.

    1. Get a surrender certificate
    2. Apply for OCI and send a copy of surrender certificate

    No, nothing is transfered internally. They are two different groups. And the OCI is processed in Delhi and sent back to your designated mission/consulate.

  3. 10-07-2010, 07:06 PM#3

    Thanks for your response.
    I did receive my canceled passport and Surrender Certificate. I initially sent my Indian passport for cancellation and my OCI application at the same time (all in 1 shipment). Since my OCI application would have already arrived at the consulate, would I still need to send them my surrender certificate in order to have my OCI application processed. Wouldn't my canceled passport already be in the system since both packages were sent at the same time?

    Thanks in advance
  4. 10-22-2010, 08:13 AM#4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Oci help

    Dear aydivhere,

    I am in the same situation. I have sent all at once along with the fee. Now, I have received my cancelled passport along with the Surrender certificate. I don't know what is the next step is. If I have to send the application again means what about the previous application (no) and the fees? Could anyone help me on this please? I need a help on this. If anyone knows the answer could you please also email me?


  5. 10-22-2010, 11:12 AM#5

    Please send SC to OCI Cell

    Last edited by nitishkatara; 10-22-2010 at 11:58 AM.
    Please send your SC to the OCI cell. Your OCI application will be pending till they receive SC.

    Please check the consulate website if they need a copy or original SC.

    Also send a copy of the cancelled Indian Passport first 2 page and last 1 page self attested. Please check your consulate website for OCI application requirements.

    Send a covering letter stating the OCI application reference number.

    Good Luck.
  6. 10-28-2010, 05:10 PM#6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Hi Nitish,

    Thank you for the response Nitish. I will do that and update this forum if anything. By the way, please let me know if you know anyone who had a similar situation.

    Thank you so much,
  7. 11-17-2010, 10:45 AM#7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Hi All,

    I have sent my original surrender certificate, cancelled Indian passport copy along with my new US Passport(original) to Houston embassy on 11/13/2010. I haven't see any update on the site yet. If I do I will update here. Meanwhile, If anyone had this similar situation please let us know your experience.

    Thanks in advance,

  8. 11-21-2010, 03:15 AM#8


    I applied for my OCI card and cancelation of Indian passport at the same time. I received my canceled passport and surrender certificate in 2 weeks. My OCI status shows its granted and printed (although it took 2 months to grant the status). It would only make sense to send the canceled Indian passport to the consulate once they receive my printed OCI card.

    Since I was in a hurry, I also applied for an entry visa. I've now received the entry visa but the consulate hasn't returned my original surrender certificate, so I'm confused if they've held it on purpose as they know that my OCI card is in process or they just forgot to send it back to me!

  9. 09-18-2011, 04:57 PM#9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    indian visa

    hi igot my us citizenship, now i want to renounce the indian citizenship also have oci card
    the question is that ok i surrender my passport and get surrender certificate and then apply for oci card . if i get oci card do i still have to apply for visa and pay visa fee or oci fee will work for me . pl calrify passport canellation fee +oci card fee that is it or +visa fee too
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