Published on: October 2, 2021

RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP

RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP

Xingcheng What is in news : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has simplified the process for Indians who want to renounce their citizenship.

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  • Provisions have been made for applicants to upload documents online, with an upper limit of 60 days for the renunciation process to be completed.
  • In 2018, the MHA revised the Form XXII under the Citizenship Rules for declaration of renunciation of citizenship, which for the first time included a column on “circumstances/reasons due to which applicant intends to acquire foreign citizenship and renounce Indian citizenship”.

CITIZENSHIP ACT, 1955:

MODES OF ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP

  • By Birth: The grant of citizenship under this clause is subject to changes according to amendments in place at that time.
  • By registration: Citizenship can be acquired by registering.
  • By Descent: Similar to citizenship by descent this provision also was subjected to changes from time to time
  • By Naturalization.
  • By Incorporation of territory.

MODES OF LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP

  • Renunciation – to voluntarily give up citizenship.in addition to if person terminated his citizenship ,minor of that person will also loses his citizenship .
  • Termination – upon acquiring citizenship of one country, Indian citizenship is terminated
  • Deprivation -it is mandatory for the central government to cancel the Indian citizenship deprived under the following ways:
    • if acquired by fraud
    • Disloyalty to constitution
    • Unlawfully communicated with enemy alien.
    • Resident outside India for 7 years continuously.
    • Within 5 years of acquiring citizenship through naturalization and registration, person was imprisoned for 2 years in any country.