Slight deviation - what was it like to renounce your Indian citizenship? (Rough process and timelines)gold.spot wrote: ↑Wed, 21 Sep 2022 10:54 amIts not an issue. I was in a similar situation as you. I postponed my SG citizenship registration date exactly due to the same reason as you, I needed to travel 2 weeks after my original scheduled registration date.
You can easily do step 2 (finish the experiential journey etc) now. Step 2 can be done within 2 months from the date of AIP letter. It has no effect on your renunciation. (Additional Note : Step 2 can be completed as soon as 3-7 working days. This is because one of the 3 quizzes get graded only once a week). Lets say your AIP date is 19/9/2022. You can complete Step 2 within 60 days of 19/9/2022.)
Once Step 2 is completed, you will receive the next letter indicating that you may now renounce your citizenship, and to complete your SG citizenship registration within 6 months from the date of the new letter issued in Step 3. (Additional note : Lets say you finish Step 2 by 25/9/2022, you will likely be issued this new letter dated 30/9/2022. This letter will contain an appointment date for SG citizenship registration, which will be about 1.5 months from the date of this letter, lets say 10/11/2022. However, this letter will also say you need to complete the registration within 6 months of the date of this letter, which is 30/3/2022. You may go to eappointment and change your appointment date to another date)
Effectively, you have a max of 8 months to do your conversion.
As long as you have not renounced your Indian citizenship, you can continue to travel on your Indian passport.
PS - with your timeline it looks very possible for you to do the registration expeditiously, and have your SG passport ready before your intended travel date (ICA passport waiting timeline is 1-2weeks now). However, you will need to apply for an Indian tourist visa - as your OCI will not be processed so quickly.
Its a very very easy process, thanks to COVID.
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