How long does it take to become an Indian citizen?


Raghu Raghu
Answered on March 19,2020

To become an Indian citizen by naturalisation you have to have lived in India for 12 of the 14 years preceding your application - including the full calendar year prior to applying.

Once you've sent in all your documents you can expect another wait - likely to be of 6 months or so if the case is straightforward.