Citizenship Law Pakistan

CITIZENSHIP
 
'Pakistan Citizenship may be granted to the following categories of persons.
  1. Old parents of Pak nationals residing in India.
    1. Application on prescribed form is to be submitted to the Directorate General Immigration & Passports Islamabad by their sons/daughters duly attested by oath commissioner/notary public (in quadruplicate) on behalf of their old parents.
    2. Fee of Rs 800/- for grant of Emergency certificate in the applicant's name to be deposited in the nearest passport office branch of the National Bank of Pakistan.
    3. His/Her own affidavit on Rs. 20/- Stamp Paper regarding facts of the case.
    4. Six color photographs with light blue background of India Dependant, one duly attested on back side bye oath commissioner/notary public.
    5. Documentary evidence to confirm his/her national status as citizen of Pakistan other than Pakistan Passport, affidavit and National Identity Card, such as two certificates from two different officers of Grade 17 or above of central of provincial government.
    6. A certificate from government officer in BPS-17 of above confirming the relationship of the applicant with his/her Indian Dependent.
    7. Five specimen signatures and thumb impressions of the Indian dependent attested by the applicant.
  2. Commonwealth citizens
    1. The Commonwealth citizens who transfer Rs. 5 million worth of foreign exchange.
    2. Application on form "R" duly attested by the mission (in quadruplicate) is to be submitted to the Directorate General Immigration & Passports Government of Pakistan Islamabad through Pakistan Mission abroad.
    3. Five photographs with blue background.
    4. Original bank proceeds certificate regarding transfer of Rs 5 million to Pakistan through normal banking channel.
    5. Photocopy of present passport.
    6. Fee of Rs.200/- After confirmation from state bank of bank transaction of Rs. 5 million, Immigrant visa for Pakistan is issued. Pakistan Citizenship certificate is granted after arrival in Pakistan.
  3. The nationals of Countries other than Commonwealth
    1. The nationals of Countries other than Commonwealth after they have resided in Pakistan for a period of five years under the Naturalization Act,1926. i.e. 12 months continuous stay preceding to the date of application and four years aggregate stay during the 7 years preceding to the said twelve months.
    2. Application on form "A" duly attested by Notary Public (in quadruplicate) is to be submitted to Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan Islamabad.
    3. Fee amounting to Rs.1500/- is to be deposited.
    4. Affidavit on Rs.20/- Stamp paper regarding facts of the case.
    5. Six color photographs with light blue background.
    6. Photocopies of passport along with a statement showing stay of the applicant in Pakistan for five years.
  4. _______ Foreign ladies married to Pakistani nationals
    1. Prescribed application form "F" ( in quadruplicate)
    2. An affidavit on Rs.20/- non judicial stamp paper from the applicant and her husband regarding detail facts of the case.
    3. A similar affidavit from the husband on Rs.20/- non judicial stamp paper.
    4. Photostat copies of relevant pages of applicant's foreign passport.
    5. Photostat copy of residential permit.
    6. Photocopy of marriage certificate.
    7. Photostat copy of domicile certificate of the applicant. ( Except commonwealth Citizen)
    8. Photostat copies of Pakistan Citizenship Certificate/Domicile Certificate of the applicant's husband (in case the husband has been issued such certificate).
    9. Six color photographs with light blue background size 2X1 1/2. One attested on front and one on back by Notary public/Oath Commissioner.
    10. Photostat copies of the relevant pages of the Pakistani passport and national identity card of the husband.
    11. Bank challan of prescribed amounts Rs.40/-
    12. Oath of allegiance taken before 1st Class Magistrate (in case of citizen other than Commonwealth)
    13. Attested copy of domicile of the lady (in case of citizens other than commonwealth).
    14. Two certificates form two different Government Officers not less than B-17 confirming
      • the date national status of the applicant's husband
      • the date and place of birth of the applicant's husband and
      • his income.
    15. The applications may either be submitted to Directorate General Immigration & Passports Islamabad or its RPO at Lahore & Karachi or in the offices of Deputy Commissioners of other Districts in Pakistan.
  5. Minor children (below 21 years of age) of Pak ladies married to_foreigners.
    1. Application on form "M" (in quadruplicate) form Pakistani parents/Guardians.
    2. Four photographs.
    3. Affidavit from Pakistani parents/Guardian regarding fact of the case.
    4. Documentary evidence proving the national status of Parents/Guardians as Citizen of Pakistan.
    5. Fee of Rs.200.
    6. Application form can either be submitted direct to Directorate General Immigration & Passports Islamabad or its RPOs at Lahore & Karachi or in the offices of Deputy Commissioners of other Districts in Pakistan.
    7. Children born to Pakistani mother and foreign national father after 18.04.2000 are to be treated automatically as citizens of Pakistan.
  6. CITIZENSHIP TO FOREIGN NATIONALS (INVESTORS)
    1. Any person of a country recognised by Pakistan may obtain Pakistani Citizenship by investing a minimum of US$ 0.75 million in tangible assets and $ 0.25 million (or equivalent in major foreign currency) in cash on a non-repatriable basis and by fulfilling the conditions of the Pakistan Citizenship Law.
    2. Investment on a non-repatriable basis means that the amount is brought to Pakistan through normal banking channels, converted into rupees, and never remitted back through the free market.
DUAL NATIONALITY
  1. Usually if some one becomes the citizen of one country he has to renounce the citizenship of the country of Origin; but dual citizenship means be a citizen of two country at a time.
  2. Government of Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with the following 13 countries
    1. 'U.K.'
    2. 'France'
    3. 'Italy'
    4. '_______ Belgium'
    5. 'Iceland'
    6. 'Australia'
    7. 'New Zealand'
    8. 'Canada'
    9. 'Egypt'
    10. 'Jordan'
    11. 'Syria'
    12. 'Switzerland'
    13. 'Netherland'
    14. '_____ United States of America'
    15. '______Sweden'