A few years ago, in an effort to stop people from creating dual passports, the Government mentioned that they would no longer support dual citizenship in India. This was a bit of an issue for a lot of people who were planning on moving abroad for work or better prospects. The Government argued that travel or migration can be handled using an Indian passport, and they are not wrong, however, the Indian passport is 86th in the global ranking of 104 countries, which does make 85 other options look that much more appealing.
The last couple of years, however, saw major changes with passports in India. A large number of people from Goa, India, began surrendering their Indian passports in exchange for Portuguese ones. They then began getting their documentation in order to migrate to Portugal and the UK in search what they considered, a better life.
According to an article by the Daily Mail, more than 20,000 Indians have entered the UK on a Portuguese passport.
Funny enough, there is nothing that the Government can do about this, since all of these individuals are soon to be members of another country, legally. In a threat against this move, people are constantly reminded that surrendering an Indian passport for a foreign one does mean surrendering many of your rights as well, but they do not seem to be bothered too much and are going ahead with it all the same.
Although the numbers were quite manageable up until last year, this year is seeing increasing statistics because of the hassles coming about due to Brexit. All Indians looking to settle in the UK are looking to get this done before the split is finalized, which seems to be happening sooner with every passing day.
This information has been gathered by GNA Travels.