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INDIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

(1) The Government of India has simplified the procedure for acquisition of Indian Citizenship by descent simpler, faster and transparent, the application to be filed online, under Section 4 (1) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.

(2) Applicants preferring application for Indian Citizenship by descent under Section 4(1) of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 has to make application online for quick processing by the concerned agencies. The hard copy of the online application for grant of citizenship under Section 4(1) of the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 is to be submitted to the concerned Indian Mission/Post where the child was born. If the application is made within one year of his/her birth in the prescribed form to the Mission/Post, then the Mission/Post shall provide the Indian citizenship on their own. In case the application is made after one year in the Indian Mission/Post abroad, then the application is to be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs for their approval. The new procedure is available on MHA´s website: www.mha.nic.in and the online form is available at http://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in/ic_form_public.aspx

For procedure and application form, please click here. 





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