Types of visas for coming to India and ways to obtain citizenship
India is like a big old chest full of jewels. A country of ancient culture and architecture, cuisine, and tradition. The food is full of spices that will enrapture every traveller, it beckons not only the adventurous but also the enigmatic romantics.
Skyscrapers sit next to temples and centuries-old palaces and the roads are lined with cows and camels, the latest motorbikes, and painted trucks.
How to get Indian citizenship
Acquisition and loss of Indian citizenship are provided under the Citizenship Act, of 1955.
There are the following ways to get an Indian passport:
- By birth. Children born to parents of any nationality are eligible to apply for Indian citizenship after the age of majority (18 years).
- By ethnic origin If the father of a child born somewhere in the world is Indian, the child can acquire citizenship of that country.
- In the case of a child born of a foreign national and an Indian woman, the child becomes a citizen of the country if the mother and child reside in Indian territory and the child has not obtained any other citizenship from the father.
- An illegitimate child born in some country to an Indian citizen mother. Children born abroad must register at a diplomatic mission in India.
- By naturalization. For this, foreigners must have lived in India for more than five years and renounced their previous citizenship.
India does not allow dual citizenship.
Indian citizenship can be lost:
- By voluntary choice.
- Due to voluntary acceptance of another citizenship.
- If you provide false information for naturalization.
- If a person who has been granted Indian citizenship by naturalization commits anti-state acts against India in the first five years of citizenship.