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Citizenship Act, 1955


SCHEDULE III: QUALIFICATIONS FOR NATURALISATION

[Section 6(1)]

The qualifications for naturalization of a person who is not a citizen of a country specified in Schedule I are:-

(a) that he is not a subject or citizen of any country where citizens of India are prevented by law or practice of that country from becoming subjects or citizens or that country by naturalization;

(b) that, if he is a citizen of any country he has renounced the citizenship of that country in accordance with the law therein in force in that behalf and has notified such renunciation to the Central Government;

(c) that he has either resided in India or been in the service of a Government in India or partly the one and partly the other, throughout the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of the application;

(d) that during the twelve years immediately preceding the said period of twelve months, he has either resided in India or been in the service of a Government in India, or partly the one and partly the other, for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than nine years;

(e) that he is of good character;

(f) that he has an adequate knowledge of a language specified in Schedule VIII to the Constitution; and

(g) that in the event of a certificate of naturalization being granted to him, he intends to reside in India, or to enter into, or continue in, service under a Government in India or under an international organization of which India is a member or under a society, company or body of persons established in India:

PROVIDED that the Central Government may, if in the special circumstances of any particular case it thinks fit,-

(i) allow a continuous period of twelve months ending not more than six months before the date of the application to be reckoned, for the purposes of clause (c) above, as if it had immediately preceded that date;

(ii) allow periods of residence or service earlier than thirteen years before the date of the application to be reckoned in computing the aggregate mentioned in clause (d) above.



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