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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about FAQs regarding Immigration Section.

FAQs Regarding Immigration

Citizenship Cases

How to get Citizenship on marriage basis?

Ladies, who are married to Pakistan nationals, can apply for Pakistan's Citizenship by submitting Form "F" at (Hqrs) Islamabad, concerned Home Departments, or Regional Passport Offices at provincial (Hqrs) Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta.

What documents are required for Pakistan Citizenship Certificate applications on marriage basis?

Form "F", Marriage certificate, Photocopy of Husband's CNIC & Passport, two Affidavit from applicant and her husband stating facts of the case, submission of fee of Rs.200/-, two Certificates from class 1 officers verifying particulars, photocopy of applicant's passport, ten pictures, Nikah-nama and evidence of five years stay in aggregate, in Pakistan.

Can a foreigner male married to Pakistani Female get citizenship?

He cannot get it done on marriage basis, however he can get Pakistan Citizenship under Section 9 or 20 of PCA 1951.

How can one get citizenship on Fund Transfer Basis?

A Commonwealth citizen on transfer of five million rupees of foreign exchange to Pakistan through State Bank of Pakistan can apply on Form "R", check for more details.

How to apply for Pakistan's Citizenship on the basis of long legal stay in Pakistan?

Non commonwealth citizens, can apply for citizenship, after acquiring certificate of Naturalization.

In how much time a case for grant of nationality is finalized?

It depends upon case to case, however after clearance by relevant security agencies, the case takes less than two months.

How to check status of already submitted nationality cases?

Please contact after three months of filling of your application through e-mail at

Renunciation Cases

What is the process of Nationality cancellation (Renunciation)?

Please apply at concerned Foreign Mission of Pakistan on Form X with photo copy of Your Passport and original CNIC and other relevant document/fee. Read More.

What documents are required for renunciation?

Original CNIC photo copy of Passport/Assurance letter of nationality issued by concerned country.

You have to submit Original CNIC but not Original Passport at the time of Submitting application fee.

How much time does renunciation process take?

Normally four weeks if your application is complete and accompanied by relevant documents.

What are the Office Timings of DGI&P Head office?

9.00 AM to 5.00 PM, Facilitation desk 9.00 AM to 10.30 AM.

Who is concerned Officer to contact for Immigration matters?

Assistant Director (Immigration Section), Official No.051-9107076.

How to check status of already applied cases of renunciation?

Please contact after four weeks of filling of your renunciation application, through e-mail at

Last modified: 15 November 2021 9:51 am.

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