My baby is born in USA. We both parents are Indian Citizen. Instead of appying for US Passport/OCI, we are thinking to apply for Indian passport by registering birth at nearest Indian Consulate, so when we are back to India baby is considered Indian Citizen in all fields and also higher education does not need to be under NRI category.
Per Indian Citizenship Act - (Citizenship by descent) Section 4(1A) - "A minor who is a citizen of India by virtue of his section and is also a citizen of any other country shall cease to be a citizen of India if he does not renounce the citizenship or nationality of another country within six months of attaining full age"
Does that mean baby will loose Indian Citizenship at 18 ? What exactly needs to be done to continue Indian Citizenship ? When we will apply for Indian Citizenship we are already giving declaration that baby does not hold passport of any other country. Same declaration needs to be given by baby when reaches age 18 ? If yes, where / how ? No process is documented by MHA regarding this.
Note : Baby aquires US citizenship involuntary due to birth in USA.
Any suggestions will be helpful to decide whether to go for Indian PP or US PP for baby