How To Apply

RENUNCIATION APPLICATION GUIDE

It is very important that you follow the process defined on the CKGS website for Renunciation of Indian Citizenship application at https://www.in.ckgs.us/

For USA applicants, the CKGS website has been customized through a widget so that the website, documents, forms and letters requirements are as per the instructions of the Embassy/Consulates of India in USA.

The rules on our website will identify your Renunciation category, type, duration, fees and help avoid errors. Further to assist you, many forms and letters that have repetitive information will get auto populated and you only have to fill in the missing fields.



Step 1
Choose the Service type
  • Click on Renunciation to commence your renunciation application process.
  • Keep these details handy before you fill your Renunciation of Indian Citizenship form
    1. Your Current US / Foreign Passport and the most recent Indian Passport
      • Passport number
      • Date of Issue
      • Date of Expiry
      • Place of Issue
      • Notarized Affidavit in case of loss of Indian Passport.

    2. Details of any other Valid Passport / identity certificate held
      • Passport / Certificate Number
      • Date of Issue
      • Place of Iissue
      • Nationality described therein

    3. Details of current acquired citizenship.
    Step 2
    Fill in the widget

    The widget contains questions which will

    • Guide you as to whether you are eligible for Renunciation
    • Help you autofill the forms if you are eligible
    Step 3
    Result Page
    You will get the following information:

    Document Checklist
    Read the document checklist carefully which lists the documents, forms, letters, whether originals / or copies are required and whether they have to be self attested or notarized and the number of documents needed to complete your Visa application before submission.
    Renunciation fees
    Processing Time
    Web Reference Number
    This will be the number that one can use on the CKGS website in case you want to apply later or get disconnected. Do remember to write down this number.
    Step 4
    Forms
    • Print 1 copy of the Document Checklist.
    • Fill the forms with your correct details. The widget will guide you as to which form you require from the Deemed Surrender Certificate Form / Affidavit of Loss / Renunciation Certificate Form / Renunciation Declaration Form.
    • Review and check the forms and letters.
    • Print the forms from the ‘My Account’ page.
    • Sign the forms / letters where indicated.
    Step 5


    5(a)
    Choose Mode of Submission


    Shipping
    Choose your mode of submission of your Application to CKGS either by Shipping or Walk-in.


    Shipping:
    You can book your shipping at the appropriate step on the CKGS website. You will have to send your fully completed application (all documents and complete payment) through Shipping. It is recommended that your purchase your shipment through CKGS as this will save you the need to travel, parking charges, as well as waiting time at the CKGS Application Center.


    Applications must be sent to the CKGS Application Center of your jurisdiction. It must NOT be sent to the Mission.

    Simply print the label which will automatically be addressed as follows. Please see example:
    Attn To: New Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Application
    CKGS Application Center Name
    Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Department
    CKGS Application Center Address
    CKGS Application Center Location
    CKGS Application Zip Code

    Important Note on Shipping bought through CKGS

    DO's
    • Please send only 1 Application per package.
    • Weight of the package should be less than 0.5Lbs.
    • The shipping label provided by CKGS must be pasted on the envelope.
    • Only use the envelopes shown below to send with the shipping label provided by CKGS:
    UPS
    FedEx

    DONT's
    • DO NOT enclose your application in any other packaging except for the ones displayed above.
    • DO NOT request a pickup by FedEx / UPS as this is not included in the price.
    • If more than one application is sent in the same package, then the application will be put on hold.
    • DO NOT use the shipping label to submit an application outside of your jurisdiction.

    WRONG PACKAGING
    Applications sent in the wrong packaging will not be processed until CKGS is reimbursed the difference in the amount for shipping applications in the wrong packaging. You will have to log onto ‘My Account’ and make an online payment for any reimbursement (if applicable).

    Please note that the conditions of the Shipping provider are in addition to the Terms and Conditions of CKGS.

    Note on Prepaid/Own Shipping Label

    In case you use your own shipping label, ensure that you provide the AWB Number and Service provider's details when you are prompted at the Shipping stage. This is Compulsory to avoid delays.
    If you have used your own label, we cannot take any responsibility of pick-up and delivery to you. The Shipping Service providers often do not acknowledge receipt of the envelopes. Nor will CKGS drop off your prepaid envelopes to your shipping service provider as you have not bought the shipping service from us.

    NOTE:
    • FedEx Prepaid Envelopes sent by you are NOT accepted.
    • USPS Pre-paid labels have an expiry date and hence they are NOT accepted by CKGS.
    • For Prepaid envelopes, CKGS will not be responsible to contact you, and if you ignore this point for any delay occurring will be your liability.
    5(b)
    Walk-in
    WALK-IN:
    If you had selected Walk-in as your submission option, you shall continue online to complete the ‘Appointment Process’.
    • Choose Your 'Appointment Date'
    • Select Your Time Slot
    • If the date / time slot is already booked, then the next available option will be displayed.
    • Get a confirmation of your appointment date and time booked from CKGS.
    • Come in person at the designated appointment date and time and submit your application along with all documents at the CKGS Application Center.
    Step 6
    Payment
    • Payments must be made by Credit Card online or at the CKGS Application Center.
    Your Fees include:
    A
    Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Fees
    As per Adult / Minor Renunciation of Indian Citizenship category
    B

    Renunciation Penalty and Charges

    If Applicable
    C
    ICWF - Indian Community Welfare Fund
    $3
    D
    CKGS Service Fee
    $17 per application
    E
    Optional Fee
    Courier Service
    Note:
    • Payment has to be made separately for each Applicant.
    • Convenience charges will apply for Credit Cards.
    • Cash will NOT be accepted.
    • Personal Checks will NOT be accepted.
    • If fees are not paid in full, CKGS will not be responsible for any delays and consequential charges that you may incur.
    Step 7

    Submit Your Physical Application to CKGS

    Once you have completed the online process, you will now have to submit your physical application along with the required supporting documents via shipping or walk-in option selected by you to the CKGS Application Center as per the Jurisdiction of your application.

    • Arrange the filled and signed completed forms, documents and letters in the same order as mentioned in the document checklist.
    • Check that the number of documents, original and / or copies have been collated and are correct as per your document checklist.
    • Tick off the boxes on both the checklists, as you put the documents into your envelope for submission of your ‘Complete’ Application.
    • Enclose 1 copy of the document checklist in your envelope and keep one for your reference.

    Remember that the processing of your application will ONLY commence once your physical application package is received by us at the CKGS Application Center, failing which the application cannot be processed.

    If you have used the CKGS shipping option, you will get an email acknowledgement once CKGS receives the actual application package at the CKGS Application Center stating ‘Received, but Not Verified’. Later you will receive an e-mail advising you of the outcome of the verification process.

    Note: Track your Application - CKGS has devised a multi-stage Tracking system to update you on the status of your application. Please visit www.in.ckgs.us/trackandtrace and use your Web Reference Number to get the updated status of your application.


    Step 1
    Submission of application at Embassy / Consulate

    CKGS will submit your Renunciation of Indian Citizenship application form along with the supporting documents as per the document checklist post verification of all the required documents to the respective Mission for your jurisdiction.

    Processing Time
    • Please refer to the processing time (which was part of the result page) for the Mission. This does not include Transit Time / Shipping Duration.
    • Please note that a Business day / Working day means official working day of the week (Monday to Friday except public holidays and weekends).
    • The Missions have the right to ask for further documentation beyond the checklist.
    • There is no need to call the call center unless the average processing time is exceeded.
    Step 2
    ‘On Hold’ Application
    • During the processing of your application, if it is noticed that there are any documents or forms missing or any deficiency in your application, you will be notified via email for re-submission of the necessary documents.
    • In the meantime, your application will be ‘On Hold’ and CKGS will not be responsible for delays in completing your application process.
    • To 'Complete' your application, please ensure you provide the missing / correct documents to the CKGS Application Center within 7 working days.
    • To make sure you receive our alerts / updates, add noreply.usa@ckgs.com to your white list / Approved / Safe Sender list.
    Abandonment Policy
    If you do not complete your application, then we will NOT be able to assist you. Your application will be returned to you after 21 days. The CKGS service fee of 17 USD is non-refundable. Click here https://www.in.ckgs.us/abandonment-policy for more details.
    Step 3
    Return of Processed documents

    Once your Documents are ready, they will be sent to CKGS from the Mission, where it will be sorted and dispatched within 24 hours.

    Postal bought through CKGS:
    If you have paid for return courier service through CKGS, we will dispatch your documents according to the plan you have chosen.

    Note on Prepaid/Own Shipping Label
    In case you use your own shipping label, ensure that you provide the AWB Number and Service provider's details when you are prompted at the Shipping stage. This is Compulsory to avoid delays.
    If you have used your own label, we cannot take any responsibility of pick-up and delivery to you. The Shipping Service providers often do not acknowledge receipt of the envelopes. Nor will CKGS drop off your prepaid envelopes to your shipping service provider as you have not bought the shipping service from us.

    NOTE:
    • FedEx Prepaid Envelopes sent by you are NOT accepted.
    • USPS Pre-paid labels have an expiry date and hence they are NOT accepted by CKGS.
    • For Prepaid envelopes, CKGS will not be responsible to contact you, and if you ignore this point for any delay occurring will be your liability.
    3(a)
    Collection by Walk-in
    Collection in Person
    If you have opted for collection of your Documents in person or through an authorized representative, you will receive an email notification advising you to collect your Documents from the CKGS Application Center, the next business day after the documents have returned from the Mission.

    Kindly carry the following with you:
    • Your identity proof.
    • A copy of your payment receipt
    • A print out of the email received from CKGS

    If you are sending a representative to pick up your documents, Kindly see that your representative carries the following:
    • The representative's identity proof
    • A letter from you authorizing the representative to collect your documents
    • A copy of your payment receipt
    • A print out of the email received from CKGS
    • Copy of applicant's Identity Proof / Driving License


    IMPORTANT
    Communication with CKGS

    Communication
    After Submission you will get email notifications at various stages throughout the process.
    Important:
    To make sure you receive our alerts / updates, add noreply.usa@ckgs.com to your white list / Approved / Safe Sender list.
    Please note this is an auto - generated email ID. Kindly do not reply to this email.
    Ensure that you have given us your correct email ID and mobile numbers where you are contactable or there will be further delays and CKGS will not be responsible to contact you.
    Contact Us If you need to contact us, please go to www.in.ckgs.us/feedback; you will get a reply within 24 hours.
    If you are an existing applicant, you will need to have the following information handy:
    1. Web Reference Number
    2. Passport Number
    CKGS will not be able to assist you without verification of this information.

    Track & Trace for Status Update If you are an existing applicant and want to get the updated status of your application, please go to www.in.ckgs.us/trackandtrace and keep the following information handy:
    1. Web Reference Number
    2. Passport Number
    CKGS will not be able to assist you without verification of this information.
    My Account Applicants can perform multiple tasks using ‘My Account’ option from the website. One can access ‘My Account’ by entering a combination of Web Reference Number and Passport Number. On successful login the applicant will get the below options:
    • Track Application Status
    • View Applicant details
    • View Service details
    • Download and Print Completed Documents and Forms
    • Download and Print Shipping Label
    • Download and Print Payment Receipt
    • Make Payment
    • Purchase Shipping and other value added services
    • Upload missing / additional documents requested