The government of India has published a revised form for the declaration of renunciation by Indian citizens. According to media reports, the revised form obliges the applicant to specify the circumstances the Indian citizens are acquiring foreign citizenship.

According to news agency PTI, the notification says the concerned authorities will examine the exactitude of the declaration of renunciation of citizenship of India before registering it, and then a certificate of renunciation of Indian citizenship will be issued.


Another significant change is in the rules to acquire an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card. Now, a foreign-origin spouse of any Indian national will be eligible for a privileged OCI card, according to the news agency PTI.

An OCI is a multipurpose card which grants a life-long visa with multiple entries for visiting India. The Ministry of Home Affairs said in a notification that a foreign-spouse of any Indian-origin would be able to apply for OCI card, provided he or she meet the conditions.

 

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