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Surrender Certificate – How to Apply


Step 1- Submission of application online.

Please register & submit the Surrender Certificate application online following the guidelines at https://embassy.passportindia.gov.in/  . Applicants can also have a look at the online application submission process (with screenshots for navigation)  here.

Please carefully read the details and various provisions while submitting application for Surrender Certificate.


Step 2 – Prepare and collect documents Required for the Surrender Certificate application. All documents must be self attested by the applicant.

(a) Duly signed printout of the Application Form filled online

(b) Indian Passport (Original and Copy)

To obtain the Surrender Certificate, the applicant is required to submit the last held Indian Passport in Original and photocopy.

With the application, please enclose original Passport and copy of the photo page (first page) of your Indian Passport having photographs and details. Also, enclose the last page of showing the details of parents name and address. If there are any endorsements on the page, kindly enclose copy of those pages as well.

(c) Canadian/Foreign Citizenship certificate -

Please enclose copy of your Canadian / Foreign Citizenship Certificate. If Citizenship certificate is not available, you can enclose copy of your Citizenship card.

(d) Canadian/Foreign passport -

Original Passport and it's self-attested copy is required only for walk-in applications to allow the staff to verify the authenticity of the passport. Once verification is done, the original passport will be returned to the applicant.

Only self-attested copy of the passport is required for the postal applications.

*If the applicant is a Foreign national other than Canadian Citizen, please submit proof of a valid status in Canada (PR (with copy of Landing paper) / Work Permit / Study Permit).

(e) Proof of Address -

Please enclose any one of the following documents as proof of present address:

  • Driving license
  • Photo ID issued by the Provincial Government
  • Utility bills (Gas, Electricity, Water or Landline Telephone Bill displaying applicant’s address / House Lease Agreement). Phone bills, Bank statements are not accepted as valid address proofs.

(f) Photograph (to be pasted in the application form) -

One color photo as per below specification is required to be uploaded online with the OCI application. Photograph uploaded online must be the same as the physical photograph pasted on your OCI application form:

  • Size – 2 inch x 2 inch(51 mm x 51 mm)
  • Background –Background should be plain white colour without borders.
  • Clothes – Dark colour
  • Eyes – Open

Please see the below link for the correctness of the Photograph. Cross check each and every example to confirm if it is matching with the required parameter of the Photograph.


(g) Fees:

For fee related details please click here.

*While submitting application, please keep the documents with the application form in the above serial order.


Step 3 : Submit the duly signed printout of the Surrender Certificate application along with the supporting documents as listed above with applicable fee at a BLS Center.


  • After online submission of application form, no changes can be made manually / hand writing. In case of any error / changes, please fill a fresh new online application form and use that for further submission to BLS.
  • Consulate cannot edit or make any changes to the applicant’s online application form.
  • Consulate reserves the right to call for additional documents, as considered necessary.


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