392,000 Indians renounced their citizenship in last three years

People gave up their nationality for personal reasons, minister says



Indian passport holders may soon get priority visas to 26 European countries
Indian passport holders may soon get priority visas to 26 European countries

By PTI

Published: Wed 20 Jul 2022, 6:22 PM

Last updated: Thu 21 Jul 2022, 12:23 AM

Over 392,000Indians have given their citizenship in the last three years and 170,000 of them, the highest, took up American citizenship, the Lower House of the Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that according to details provided by the Ministry of External Affairs, individuals renounced Indian citizenship for reasons personal to them and took citizenship in over 120 countries.

A total of 3,92,643 Indians gave up their citizenship in 2019, 2020 and 2021, he said in a written reply to a question.

Of these, 1,70,795 people took up American citizenship, 64,071 took up citizenship in Canada, 58,391 in Australia, 35,435 in the United Kingdom, 12,131 in Italy, 8,882 in New Zealand, 7,046 in Singapore, 6,690 in Germany, 3,754 in Sweden and 48 in Pakistan, among others.


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