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Kongkan Nag
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Can anybody tell me what are the exact rules for a foreigner to acquire Indian citizenship Can anybody acquire Indian citizenship like the US citizenship What if a person who himself is not an Indian by birth but his parents are Indian citizens wants to get Indian citizenship Is the person automatically becoming an Indian citizen by heredity or he should apply to the government for getting his citizenship Please reply to my question. I would be grateful... Thanks.

Posted On : 04/04/09 5:33:23 AM

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Riya Sen
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Here is the procedure and ways to acquire Indian citizenship. Hope it enlightens your queries- Indian citizenship can be acquired by birth, descent, registration and naturalisation. The conditions and procedure for acquisition of Indian citizenship according to the provision of the Citizenship Act, 1955 are: 1. By Birth Section 3 A person born in India on or after 3rd December, 2004 is considered citizen of India by birth if both the parents are citizens of India or one of the parents is a citizen of India and the other is not an illegal migrant at the time of his birth. An illegal migrant as defined in section 2 1 b of the Act is a foreigner who entered India without a valid passport or other prescribed travel documents or with a valid passport or other prescribed travel documents but remains in India beyond the permitted period of time. According to Section 4, a person born outside India on or after 26th January 1950 but before 10th December 1992 is a citizen of India by descent, if his father was a citizen of India by birth at the time of his birth. In case the father was a citizen of India by descent only, that person shall not be a citizen of India, unless his birth is registered at an Indian Consulate within one year from the date of birth or with the permission of the Central Government, after the expiry of the said period. In case either of the parents was a citizen of India by descent, that person shall not be a citizen of India, unless his birth is registered at an Indian Consulate within one year from the date of birth or with the permission of the Central Government, after the expiry of the said period. A person born outside India on or after 3rd December, 2004 shall not be a citizen of India, unless the parents declare that the minor does not hold passport of another country and his birth is registered at an Indian consulate within one year of the date of birth or with the permission of the Central Government, after the expiry of the said period. Application for registration of the birth of a minor child to an Indian consulate under Section 4 1 shall be made in Form-I and shall be accompanied by an undertaking in writing from the parents of such minor child that he does not hold the passport of another country. Indian Citizenship can be acquired by registration as per section 5 not illegal migrant . Persons of Indian origin who are ordinarily resident in India for SEVEN YEARS before making application under section 5 1 a throughout the period of twelve months immediately before making application and for SIX YEARS in the aggregate in the EIGHT YEARS preceding the twelve months . Application shall be made in Form I. Persons who are married to a citizen of India and who are ordinarily resident in India for SEVEN YEARS as mentioned at a above before making application under section 5 1 c . Application shall be made in Form-II. For minor children, whose both parents are Indian citizens under section 5 1 d . Application shall be made by his parents in Form-III. Persons of full age whose both parents are registered as citizens of India under section 5 1 a or section 6 1 can acquire Indian citizenship under section 5 1 e . Application shall be made in Form III-A. Persons of full age who or either of the parents were earlier citizen of Independent India and residing in India for ONE YEAR immediately before making application under section 5 1 f . Application shall be made in Form III- B. A person shall be deemed to be a Person of Indian origin if he, or either of his parents, was born in undivided India or in such other territory which became part of India after the 15th day of August, 1947. Any minor child can be registered as a citizen of India under Section 5 4 , if the Central Government is satisfied that there are special circumstances justifying such registration. Each case would be considered on merits. Application shall be made in Form-IV. Application in relevant Form for grant of Indian citizenship by registration under section 5 has to be submitted to the Collector/District Magistrate of the area where the applicant is resident. The application has to be accompanied by all the documents and fees payments as mentioned in the relevant Forms. It is very important that applications are complete in all respects otherwise valuable time of the applicant would be lost in making good the deficiencies after they were detected. The application along with a report on the eligibility and suitability of the applicant is to be sent by the Collector/District Magistrate to the concerned State Government/UT Administration within 60 days. Thereafter, the State Govt./UT Administration shall forward the application to the Ministry of Home Affairs MHA , Government of India within 30 days. Each application is examined in MHA in terms of the eligibility criteria under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship Rules, 1956. If the applicant is not fulfilling the eligibility criteria, communication to this extent would be sent through the State Govts./UT Administration. Any deficiency in the application would be brought to the notice of the applicant through the State Govt./ UT Administration. The applicant, thereafter, has to make good the deficiency through the State Govts./UT Administration. No correspondence would be made directly with the applicant. However, a copy of the correspondence through the State Govts./UT Administration would be marked to the applicant. Each applicant whose case is found to be eligible after scrutiny of application is informed about the acceptance of his application through the State Government. The applicant should not renounce his foreign citizenship till the citizenship application is accepted and informed of the decision. The applicant is then required to furnish through the State Government, a certificate of the renunciation of his foreign citizenship issued by the mission of the concerned country, proof of fee payment as per SCHEDULE IV of the Act, and personal particulars in Form-V. Thereafter, a certificate of Indian citizenship is issued to the applicant through the State Government. Citizenship of India can be acquired by a foreigner not illegal migrant by naturalization Section 6 , who is ordinarily resident in India for TWELVE YEARS throughout the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application and for ELEVEN YEARS in the aggregate in the FOURTEEN YEARS preceding the twelve months and other qualifications as specified in Third Schedule to the Act. Application shall be made in Form-XII.

Posted On : 04/05/09 11:05:32 PM

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Anirban Bhattacharjee
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if birth is not in india, go for secton 6 of indian citizenship act 1955, foreign national with residency period of 12 years can become Indian citizen. go to paharjung of new delhi region, there r agents in this regards

Posted On : 04/17/09 9:56:24 AM

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Chen
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Posted By : Anirban Bhattacharjee   Posted On : 04/17/09 9:56:24 AM  Go

if birth is not in india, go for secton 6 of indian citizenship act 1955, foreign national with resi..


could you plz extend your advise and assistance with refrenc to agents dealing in procuring indian citizenship.looking forward to your response.if you may provide me ur email address that would be appreciated

Posted On : 02/16/10 5:24:54 PM

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