UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2467
ANSWERED ON- 10/08/2023
SURRENDERING OF INDIAN PASSPORTS
#2467. SHRI SUSHIL KUMAR MODI
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state :-
(a) the state-wise number of Indians who surrendered their passports in 10 years between 2013 and 2022;
(b) the number of Indians who surrendered their passports in Embassies and High Commissions during this period, country-wise and year-wise details thereof;
(c) the number of Indians who surrendered their citizenship during this period, year-wise;
(d) the reasons behind surrender of passports and citizenship in such a large number; and
(e) the reasons behind the passport surrender by the people of Goa in such large numbers?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN)
(a) As per available records, state-wise number of Indians, who surrendered their passports from 2014 to 2022 is at Annexure-I.
(b) As per data available, number of Indians surrendered their passports in Missions & Posts abroad, during the period 2019 to 2022 is at Annexure-II.
(c) As per the information available number of Indians renounced their Indian Citizenship is at Annexure-III.
(d & e) Individuals have given up their Indian citizenship for acquisition of foreign nationality because of reasons personal to them