Pakistanis: if you get US citizenship, how does it affect Pakistani citizenship? I am on the cusp.

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Alhamdollillah. Ayub Khan finally turned out to be useful for something. What an American chamcha. Thanks everyone!

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Pakistan and the US allow dual citizenship. This was made into law during the Ayub Khan government in the 1960’s, and further ratified during Musharraf’s government in the 2000’s. You can go ahead and get your US citizenship and continue to maintain your Pakistani citizenship. The only scenario that would require you to give up either citizenship is when you want to contest public office in either country or seek top secret clearance for federal consulting.

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Not from Pakistan, but I’d think US citizenship and passport would be better than Pakistan, even if I had to lose Pakistan passport.

You can keep it, Pak allows dual citizenship with around 30 countries. No declaration to fill or disclosure of any kind. You still keep your NICOP.

It’s allowed. You can either keep your PK passport or just get a NICOP card, which gives you all the privileges of a PK citizen i.e. bank accounts, property ownership etc.

Okay thanks for clarifying ✌️

I recently became a US citizen. I wish India allowed dual citizenship as well like Pakistan. Thankfully, we have OCI card that is pretty much same as citizen of India except that you cannot vote and cannot buy agricultural land.

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