passport of India

India Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel134

Asset protection89

Quality of life133

"Plan B"79

About India

A state in South Asia, which ranks second in the world in terms of population and seventh in terms of territory. For centuries, India has been famous for its culture and wealth, and has been the center of trade routes. Now this country is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, a potential superpower.

Tourists are attracted by the cultural and historical heritage of India. Travelers visit ancient temples, walk around New Delhi and go to the Kashmir Valley to see the gardens of the Mughal Empire.

Population

1.4 billion

Capital

New Delhi

Official language

Hindi, English

GDP per capita

$1.961

Time zone

UTC+5:30

Currency

Indian rupee

India passport ranking and benefits

  • 1

    Travel to 58 countries worldwide

    An Indian passport provides visa-free access to Albania, Serbia, Oman, Qatar, the Caribbean, and other countries.

  • 2

    Education and healthcare

    Children with an Indian passport receive free primary, secondary and higher education in English. University students have access to grants. Education in India is praised for its high quality in engineering and science fields.

    Medical treatment is provided through private health insurance. Free public medicine is of low quality. The latter is used by about 20% of the population living below the poverty line.

  • 3

    Work and international business

    An Indian passport allows you to work or open a company focused on regional or international business.

Grounds for obtaining an India passport

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 12 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining an India passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • What does Indian citizenship provide?

    An Indian passport allows you to visit 58 countries without a visa. Citizens of a country can reside on its territory and enjoy the rights provided for by the country’s jurisdiction.

  • How to get Indian citizenship by naturalization?

    A foreigner must have lived in the country for at least 12 years, know English and Hindi, have a permanent income, and have no criminal record. If the spouse of an Indian citizen obtains citizenship, the naturalization period is reduced to 7 years.

  • Does India recognize dual citizenship?

    No, when obtaining Indian citizenship by naturalization, you must renounce the citizenship of other countries.

  • Can a child acquire Indian citizenship if born in India?

    Only a child whose parents are unknown can be granted Indian citizenship under the law of soil. In other cases, citizenship is obtained by right of blood.

    A child gets citizenship regardless of the place of birth, if one of the parents is an Indian citizen, and the other is not an illegal immigrant.

India Passport in comparison with other passports