Posted on September 16 2023
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar revealed that many Indians have individually renounced their citizenship in recent years. According to the data presented in Lok Sabha, a total of 87,026 Indians gave up their citizenship until June this year. The count has been increasing since the year 2011 to more than 17.5 lakh candidates till now.
|2023 (till June)||87,026|
The trend of Indian citizens choosing to give up their nationality has increased in the last two decades. Many individuals opt for foreign citizenship for personal convenience. The United States has become the top destination for Indians who have given up their citizenship, with 788,284 individuals becoming citizens of the US in 2021 alone. Australia, Canada, and the UK attracted 23,533, 21,597, and 14,637 individuals, respectively.
In addition, significant numbers of Indians have opted to become citizens of the countries mentioned in the table below:
|New Zealand immigration||2,187|
Immigration Minister Jaishankar recognizing the importance of the Indian community abroad as an asset to the nation. A prosperous, successful, and influential diaspora is an advantage for the Indian government to uplift the national gain by utilizing its network and reputation.
India’s overseas population is spread across many countries, with the maximum number of citizens residing in the United States numbering over 4 million. Gulf countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia also have Indian communities, with 3.5 million and 2.5 million Indians, respectively.
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