Who is Qualified for POC and Who is Not?

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The Pakistan Origin Card, or POC, is intended to assist former Pakistani nationals who do not currently retain Pakistani nationality but have ever been Pakistani citizens. POC holders are granted visa-free entry into Pakistan and are permitted to purchase property in the country. These documents are required of every Pakistani who has relocated to the United States in the hopes of being accepted into a prestigious university or landing a high-paying job. As a result, you now have access to everything. Our NADRA Card services are available at any time and from any location. You can also apply for a POC. Also, you can apply for a POC.

Who are Former Pakistani Citizens?

Any person who is not currently a Pakistani citizen but has been a Pakistani citizen at some point in their lives.

Who is eligible for POC?

A person who has never been a Pakistani citizen but whose parents or grandparents are or were Pakistani citizens at some point during his or her lifetime, provided that at least one of his or her living relatives is a Pakistani citizen currently.

In this category, the following individuals are entitled to apply for POC:

 

 A person who has never been a Pakistani citizen but has had one or more Pakistani parents or grandparents at some time throughout his or her life provided that:

 Currently, at least one of his living relatives is a Pakistani citizen.

 He/She is not, and has never been, a citizen or national of India or Israel; and none of his/her parents or grandparents has ever been a citizen or national of India or Israel unless such parent has never acquired/re-acquired citizenship or nationality of India or Israel after acquiring Pakistani citizenship.

Following persons are NOT eligible for POC:

 Any person who has had their Pakistan citizenship revoked by a Federal Government order issued under a subsection of section 16 of the Pakistan Citizenship Act

 A person who, under subsection 16-A of the Pakistan Citizenship Act, ceased to be a Pakistani citizen upon the establishment of Bangladesh.

 Unless he or she can prove that at least one of his or her living relatives is currently a citizen of Pakistan, a Pakistani citizen who was domiciled in the territories of the hitherto Province of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) but who ceased to be a Pakistani citizen and acquired the nationality or citizenship of a foreign country (excluding India and Israel) before 16th December 1971 ceased to be a Pakistani citizen and acquired the nationality or citizenship of a foreign country (excluding India and Israel).

 Any person who currently holds Israeli or Indian citizenship or nationality;

 Spouses of Pakistani nationals who match the above conditions are likewise ineligible for POC.

 Spouses of Pakistani nationals who are nationals or have ancestors from the nations listed below are likewise ineligible for POC / NADRA Card Renewal:

 Bangladesh, India, Israel, Bhutan, Nigeria, Sudan, Serbia, Somalia, Uganda, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and Afghanistan

A person who has never been a Pakistani citizen

But who either himself/herself or any of whose parents or grandparents:

 Were born in the Indo-Pak subcontinent

 Were domiciled in the regions that are now part of Pakistan; and

 Had obtained the citizenship or nationality of a foreign state or country when the Pakistan Citizenship Act was enacted. A person in this situation must show that at least one of his or her living relatives is currently a Pakistani citizen.

 

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