It is mandatory for all persons of Indian origin, who had ever held an Indian passport, to renounce their Indian citizenship upon acquiring any foreign nationality. This is a prerequisite to obtain any service like, Visa, OCI or PIO card from the Consulate.
The Consulate General of India, Houston have outsourced the handling of applications to BLS International Services Ltd from 1st July 2013. BLS International Services Ltd in Houston is located at 1235, North Loop West, Suite 515, Level 5, Houston, Texas 77008.
BLS International Services Ltd accepts applications from eligible applicants for issue of Surrender of Indian Citizenship Certificate, Deemed Surrender of Indian Citizenship Certificate, and Renunciation Declaration of Indian Citizenship. All applications received by BLS International Services Ltd are acknowledged by the next working day. Normal processing time for issue of a Surrender Certificate is 3-6 days.
For detailed guidelines on submitting the application, required documentation, fee etc., please go to the following link: http://www.blsindia-usa.com/
Those seeking information on this service/wanting to ascertain status of their applications, must contact BLS International Services Ltd.