Here is the list if, on or after 01 June 2010, you acquired British Citizenship.

  • Two recent photos measuring 50 mm x 50 mm.
  • Appointment Confirmation letter Original Indian passport (this is the passport you held at the time of naturalization as a British Citizen)
  • Self-contained copy of Indian passport (copying all used pages– I have only pictured the full passport)
  • Original British Passport
  • Appointment Confirmation Letter
  • Original Indian Passport(Download below)
  • A4-size automatic cover (special delivery)– if more than one request you apply together, you need ONE Special Delivery envelope PER document, self-certified exemplar of the current foreign / British Passport (you need only a photo page)
  • Self-certified copy of a British Naturalisation Certificate.

A quick note on British Passport proof:

If you have submitted applications for the British Passport, but have not yet received them, you will need to include a declaration stating “My UK Passport is in progress.” The VFS directive does propose that an automatic copy is supported, but the original British Passport should be requested for verification.

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Additional documents

In the event that you apply for the declaration of resignation or the certificate of deemed resignation, the following documents are required.

Renunciation Declaration: If you have lost or misplaced an Indian passport and you do not produce a valid Indian passport, you can not be issued a Renunciation Certificate, as an indigenous passport is required to be physically provided with a surrender certificate.

In such cases, you can request a copy of the Indian Passport for the “Renunciation Declaration.” The declaration of renovation contains a statement not surrendering the original Indian passport.

A notary affidavit and a police report must also be issued to ensure that you prevent abuse of the passport.

Deemed Surrender Certificate: 

You will also have a photocopy of the last Indian passport and the first British passport if you apply for a Deemed Surrender Certificate.

Note: the general information needed for obtaining a certificate of surrender is the list. We are unable to ensure that this list applies to you– if necessary, the India High Commission may request additional documentation.

How do I collect my Surrender Certificate?

When your application is completed, a post/courier will be sent to you with the surrender/resignation certificate. You have to submit yourself an automatic envelope (Special Delivery) in the size A4 by request for return delivery if you apply for a passport surrender certificate.

You can also speak to the adviser at the secure delivery service application centre, but I suggest you have a special delivery envelope. You can monitor the shipment on the Royal Mail’s website at a lower cost.

You can get a post office special delivery package for £7.30 per post, and the VFS courier option is £15 per application!