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1.6 lakh people gave up Indian citizenship in 2021

What: over 1.63 Lakh Indians gave up their citizenship in 2021, the highest since 2015, with almost half of them choosing to come US citizens(78,284).

Data: Over 9.24 lakh Indian renounced their citizenship between 2015 and 2019. In 2019- 1,44,017 and 2020- 85,256.

Alternative citizenship: The data reveals that US citizenship remains the most lucrative alternative citizenship followed by the citizenships of Australia, Canada and The UK.

Official statement: Junior Home minister Nityanand Rai stating reasons for renunciation of Indian citizenship said the individual did so for “reasons personal to them”.


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