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Consular/Community Welfare


Embassy of India Santiago



Essential Basic Information on Consular Services

(Please Read Carefully Before Doing Anything else):

  1. All applications submitted to the Embassy of India should have attached a bank receipt showing that the required fee amount (as shown in the Schedule of Fee) has been deposited in the Embassy of India’s Bank Account which is as follows:-

Name of the Bank: BANCO SANTANDER, 

Bank Account Number: 10278-4, RUT: 69.903.100-3,



  1. Please note that no cash/cheque/credit cards/ debit cards or any other form of payments will be accepted by the Embassy
  2. It may please be noted that fees, once paid, will not be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service is denied/not rendered
  3. When submitting your application to the Embassy, please fill in all the information in the appropriate form, upload necessary photos and then take a print out of the form, sign it and bring the hard copy to the Embassy with all supporting documents (originals as well as photocopies) including the Bank Receipt.
  4. Please note that the any application which is incomplete in any way will not be accepted. Therefore, please check that you have filled in all columns correctly, signed wherever required, and attached all required supporting documents.


  1. Apart from visas, passports and OCI cards all other consular services such as attestation of civil documents/Commercial documents, Power of Attorney (POA) relating to civil and property/financial matters, birth certificates, Renunciation of Indian Citizenship, marriage certificates etc. are deemed as other Miscellaneous Consular Services.
  2. For re-issuance of International Driving Permit(IDP) in India, the applicant may apply by submitting the duly filled in Miscellaneous Consular Service Form along with Passport, expired IDP, Indian Driving License and Fee payment receipt to the Embassy. A receipt will be issued by the Embassy after necessary verification. After obtaining the receipt, the applicant can directly apply for fresh issue of IDP through the portal and upload the documents, including the receipt issued by the Embassy and pay the requisite fee online on the web portal. On receipt of application through the portal, the Licensing authority shall issue the IDP after necessary verification and shall courier it directly to the address of applicant.
  3. Application Form for the Misc. Consular services is available at the link:
  4. The duly filled in application along with self attested copy of Passport, RUT, Fee payment receipt and other relevant documents may be sent to the Embassy by Post or delivered physically. Fee schedule is available on the Embassy’s website.
  5. For attestation of Power of Attorney(POA), the applicant is required to visit Embassy and sign over the POA before the Consular Officer.
  6. The attestation of foreign documents will be done only after the document got translated in english and apostilled by the Foreign Office/Embassy of the respective country.
  7. The documents issued by the authorities in India will be attested if the document already got attested from the MEA, New Delhi.
  8. Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Procedure:
    •    Any Indian citizen can renounce his/her citizenship by making a declaration in the Form XXII specified in Rule 23 of The Citizenship Rules, 2009. The application Form has to be filled only on the online portal of MHA "".
    •    The renouncer would fill all his/her details and upload relevant documents in above mentioned website, take a print-out and visit the Indian Embassy for interview, signing the declaration before the Consular officer and to submit the print-out of the application with supporting documents.
    •    Separate application has to be filed for each applicant and the online form should be filled in Block/ Capital letters.
    •    Once the application form is submitted online by the applicant, then no further modifications are allowed. Hence applicants are requested to verify the details carefully before submitting the online application form.
    •    MHA File Number would be generated automatically after the submission of online application and the same will be communicated to the applicant by e-mail. Applicant must keep note of it for tracking the status and refer this file number for any future correspondence.
    •    If the applicant is unable to pay the prescribed fee online, he may pay the same in the Embassy s Bank account mentioned above. Fee Schedule is available on the portal.
    •    Complete step by step instructions for filling a fresh online application, modifying a partially filled online application, printing an application submitted online may be referred at the website ""
    •    Applicant must take the print out of the online submitted application and personally submit the same at the Embassy along with original documents for further action.
    •    Applicant will be provided acknowledgment in Form XXIII after his signed application/declaration is successfully uploaded by the Embassy. This may be sent to applicant through e-mail.
    •    The decision of the competent authority on declaration of renunciation of Indian citizenship shall be conveyed to the applicant through e-mail. On acceptance of the declaration by the Competent Authority, a signed Renunciation Certificate (RC) will be sent by post in due course of time.
    •    Applicant may note the legal provision under section 8 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 which provides that where a person ceases to be a citizen of India on renunciation of citizenship under section 8 (1),every minor child of that person shall thereupon ceases to be a citizen of India, however, such child may, within one year after attaining full age, can make a declaration in the prescribed form and manner that he wishes to resume Indian citizenship.
    •    A person who has ceased to be Indian citizen is required to surrender the documents which he had acquired on the basis of his Indian citizenship (e.g.Voter ID Card etc)to the authorities concerned.