Goans A Majority Among Indians Who Surrendered Passports Since 2012

Between 2011 and 2022, a staggering number of over 70,000 Indians decided to relinquish their passports at regional passport offices (RPOs) across the country, shedding light on the growing trend of citizenship renunciation. The data, revealed in response to a Right to Information (RTI) application filed by The Indian Express, pointed to eight states – […]

Strong ties bind Portugal and Goa together

Goa-Portugal ties

Anyone that’s lived or visited in Goa knows all about the strong ties that the state has with Portugal. The Portuguese ruled Goa for over 450 years before the state was liberated in 1961. In spite of this, it has still left behind a ton of influences in many aspects of Goan life. Goans have […]

Want to complain about people with Dual Citizenship? The government has made it easy!

dual citizenship

The long wait to resolve doubts about dual nationality has come to an end as the district collectors have decided to invite claims and objections from those who have acquired Portuguese nationality or registered their births in Portugal. Sources said claims and objections have to be filed within three months. People who want to file […]

Brexit – referendum to weave ‘Goan’ future


Majority of Goans are aware of ‘Brexit’. United Kingdom(UK) conducting a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or to leave it. Future of thousands of Goans hangs in the balance as many have acquired Portuguese citizenship specifically to work in UK. Opinion polls conducted before the referendum shows neither side having […]

Dual citizenship dilemma to cost thousands of Goans their votes 


Dual citizenship has been discussed in Goa for the past many years. Whenever the issue was revived, calls were made to amend the rules to allow Goans to hold dual citizenship. If a breakthrough over the issue is not achieved Portuguese passport holder will cease to exist as Indian citizens. “Any citizen of India who by […]