Who is eligible for POC?
You are eligible for POC if: You were a Pakistani national and have surrendered the nationality. You are a foreign national, married to a Pakistani citizen and your parents are of Pakistani origin or ever held Pakistani nationality.
Can you get Pakistani citizenship by marriage?
He cannot get it done on marriage basis, however he can get Pakistan Citizenship under Section 9 or 20 of PCA 1951….
|Citizens by Birth.
|Citizens by Descent.
|Citizens by Migration.
What is the difference between POC and Nicop?
NICOP is an abbreviation for “National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis”. It is issued to Pakistani citizens only. Whereas, POC means “Pakistan Origin Card” and it is issued to persons who were formerly Pakistani Citizens but later gave up their nationality.
What is POC holder?
Pakistan Origin Card or POC is to facilitate the former Pakistani citizens who currently do not hold Pakistani nationality but have ever remained a Pakistani citizen in their lifetime. POC holders enjoy visa free entry into Pakistan; can buy property in Pakistan.
Is dual citizenship allowed in Pakistan?
Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with 12 European countries. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with 12 European countries including France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland, Finland, Switzerland, Netherland, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Germany and Norway.
Can I travel to Pakistan with expired POC?
According to the Federal Immigration Authority Pakistan, it’s possible for dual citizens to travel to Pakistan with an expired NICOP. I’ve already booked my ticket with PIA.
Can I enter Pakistan with Nicop?
You can enter Pakistan visa free and remain there for an unlimited period of stay if you hold a valid National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Smart National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (SNICOP).
What is a smart Nicop?
Smart NICOP is a registration document issued to the legitimate citizen of Pakistan/Dual National living abroad. Form Printing Attestation and form submission after completing the required documents.
How long is POC card valid?
POCs are valid for 7 years from the date of issuance (ibid. n.d.b). The fee for a POC is USD 100 for adults and USD 50 for minors (ibid.).
Does Pakistan allow 3 citizenships?
Pakistan allows dual citizenship on an inclusionary basis since 1951 with 20 countries: Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Can I travel with an expired Nicop?
According to the Federal Immigration Authority Pakistan, it’s possible for dual citizens to travel to Pakistan with an expired NICOP.
Can British citizen get visa on arrival in Pakistan?
British citizens can get a visa on arrival after reaching an entry port in Pakistan. In order to get a visa on arrival at the entry port, a British national should initially obtain an electronic travel authorization (ETA) by submitting all the documents required to obtain a tourist visa.
Can you enter Pakistan without Nicop?
Do I need Pakistani passport if I have Nicop?
The federal government has decided to abolish the condition of having a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) for expatriates living abroad, who wish to travel to Pakistan. Now, overseas Pakistanis will not require any such document to travel to Pakistan without a visa.
How much does Nicop cost?
According to the fee structure presented on the NADRA website, a new NICOP costs between 4,500 and 9,000 PKR [approximately C$43 to C$87], depending on the service chosen (Pakistan n.d.d).
How can I get POC in Pakistan?
You can apply for your Pakistan Origin Card (POC) by visiting Pak Identity website and have it delivered to your doorstep. You can apply in following categories: New (applying for the first time) Modification (change in your existing POC data)