When do kids need to decide which citizenship to keep?


Lekha Lekha
Answered on March 19,2020

For children the rules are slightly different. If a child who is eligible for Indian citizenship is granted citizenship of another country - for example because they are born in a country which automatically gives citizenship to anybody born there - they can sometimes put off the decision about which citizenship to accept until they’re 18.

At 18, they’ll be asked to choose between the citizenships, and accept one or the other.

There are some conditions here, which depend on the exact circumstances. For example, a child might only be able to obtain a passport for one country. Indian embassies around the world will be able to advise on the options depending on your individual situati