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Eligibility requirements for citizenship of India

Date: 08 Jan 2016   Posted By: Pappu     Group: Lawyers    Category: Indian Law   

Who is a citizen of India according to the law? What is the proof of citizenship?

Want to know who is qualified to be a citizen of India as per the law? Learn about the eligibility criteria need to be a citizen of India.

Author: Kailash Kumar    09 Jan 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

The Citizenship Act, 1955 lays down conditions and procedures for acquisition of Indian citizenship. Indian citizenship can be acquired by birth, descent, registration and naturalization. The said Act can be referred for full details as it is not possible to narrate the same in limited space of Ask Expert section. Passport is the proof of citizenship.

Author: Bhaskar Borah    09 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

According to law person that born in India are citizens of India by Birth. But there are also some exceptions.
Birth certificates, Permanent Resident Certificate etc. can be Proof of residence
person who born outside India also can be a citizen of India,

If his father was a citizen of the country between 26th day of January, 1950 and 10th day of December, 1992

There is also a provision to apply for a citizenship in India.
For more details about it you can go through

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