July 6, 2020


Any foreigner who has been granted a naturalization certificate under the naturalization Act 1926 is registered as a citizen of Pakistan under section 9 of the Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951 by the federal government.

The naturalization certificate can be gained under section 3 of the naturalization Act 1926 on the following grounds:-

  • That he or she is not a minor

  • That he or she is neither of citizen of Pakistan nor a subject of any state of which a citizen of Pakistan is prevented by or under any law from becoming subject by naturalization

  • That he or she  has resided in Pakistan through the period of 12 months immediately preceding the date of the application and has during the seven years immediately preceding the said period of 12 months resided in Pakistan for a period amounting in the aggregate to not less than four years

  • That he or she is of good character

  • That he or she has an adequate knowledge of a language which has been declared by notification in the official gazette

  • That he or she  intends to, if the application is granted, reside in Pakistan or to enter or continue in the service of the State in Pakistan

This law doesn’t apply to any person or persons who have been issued naturalization under the Indian Naturalization Act 1852.

A person to whom a certificate of Naturalization has to thirty days from the date of issue to take and subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance under section 6 of the Naturalization Act 1926.

Josh and Mak are the leading law firm in the field of naturalization Pakistani citizenship, and if you have any questions or would like advice in any area relating to the please contact us today.

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