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DUAL NATIONALITY ALLOWED

US nationals of Pakistani origin can now have dual nationality. In addition to their US passports, they can now also keep their Pakistani passports. In order to apply for their Pakistani passports they would have to submit their original US passport, which should have "Pakistan" as the country of origin, and in addition, original Pakistani ID card. They would also have to fill all the required forms necessary for the renewal of passports, which can be downloaded from the Consular Services section .

The facility to keep Pakistani passports in addition to US passports has primarily been granted for purpose of identity, property transactions and legal transactions IN PAKISTAN.

Please also see all information regarding Pakistan Origin Card.

The dual nationality arrangement has been arrived at after consultation between the two governments and has the full approval of both governments.


THE NOTIFICATIONS:

In order to ameliorate the difficulties of those Pakistani who have acquired nationalities of USA and Sweden, Government of Pakistan has accorded them dual nationality status. In this regard Ministry of Interior have issued notification dated 29-8-2002.

Notifications Islamabad, the 29th August, 2002

S.R.O. 581 (1)/2002.- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 14 of Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951 (II of 1951), the Federal Government is pleased to specify United States of America to be one of the other countries referred to in that sub-section. [No. 11/3/2002-Citz]

S.R.O. 582 (1)/2002.- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 14 of Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951 (II of 1951), the Federal Government is pleased to specify Sweden to be one of the other countires referred to in that sub-section. [No. 11/3/2002-Citz]

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