Naturalization for Bangladeshi citizen

#1 Jul 10th, 2011, 00:22
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I am a citizen of Bangladesh. However, I have been studying in India since the time I was in class three. I am 22years old now. I have completed ICSE ,ISC and BCA(i.e graduation) from India. I am also engaged to an Indian girl and obviously want to marry her. Now,I can not take a single step forward in my life. Any job requires an ID, which naturally has to of India. I have no idea of what to do next. My question is, can't I acquire an Indian citizenship on the basis that I have studied in India for 17 years? SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME.
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Mod Note: Check similar threads. In the mean time your post title has been edited from "Help!! Please!!".
#3 Jul 10th, 2011, 22:14
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Have you been legally resident in the country?
#4 Jul 11th, 2011, 00:01
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Yes, obviously I do. I have a passport since the time I entered India. I have always used legal procedure to get in and out of India. At present I have a visa and a Residential Permit. I am required to visit the Foreign Registration Officer and acquire a permission every time I leave and enter India. Everything I have done till date was and is legal. I have all the documents regarding this. Isn't there any rule or way for me to acquire an Indian citizenship?
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Yes, you can acquire Indian Citizenship via Naturalization. You would need to be able to prove that you have been legally resident in India for 12 years, including 11 of them during a 14 year period, and 12 uninterrupted months prior to application.

You may also acquire Indian Citizenship via Registration, after your marriage. You would need to be able to prove that you are married to an Indian Citizen and that you have been Ordinarily Resident in India, legally, for seven years prior to application.

You can read officially posted extracts from the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, here.

And you can apply for Indian Citizenship online, by clicking here.
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Originally Posted by trvl_in View Post And you can apply for Indian Citizenship online, by clicking here.
Amazing. I had no idea that there was such a facility. There seems to be pretty clear instructions too.

Many thanks for such a valuable link
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I am indeed very happy and excited about the fact there is a 'yes' to my question. However,I have not clearly understood the procedure. I have residing legally in India for 13 years(this is my 14th year), which satisfies my 12 years condition as you've mentioned. I can also stay in India continuously for 12 months before the application. However,I couldn't fathom "including 11 of them during a 14 year period". If you could take the pain to explain, it would really mean a lot.
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It means 11 years out of the last 14 years, you should have been living in India.
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It really means a lot people. Thanks a lot. So,now all I have to do is not leave India for another 12 months and then apply. That's not so tough. Thanks once again to both the Maha guru members.
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You may put on hold the celebrations. From what I have heard, citizenship for people of certain countries which includes Bangladesh might not be as easy as it looks on paper.

But please do post what you do/go thru in this process. Best Wishes.
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Oh no! In that case just tell me,instead of doing all these online,where should I go? I mean to which office?
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People, I have come up with yet another query. I am a BCA graduate. Is it possible for me join a company as an intern or trainee? I am not bothered about the payment. I mean I just want to be trained and be in touch with a company even without payment.
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Depends on the kind of Visa you have. Only on an Employement Visa, you are allowed to work.
And if a company is recruiting you as an employee, the minimum salary requirement of USD 25000/year applies.

Otherwise, getting married to an Indian and hoping that you get a PIO in due course is the only other way to be able to work here.
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Hi abir..
I am also a bangladeshi national completed my B-Tech in engineering from india.From my experience i can tell you that employment in india has become very troublesome for the foreign nationals since last year. Now to work in any company as an employee or trainee you would need an employment visa for which you need to fulfill the salary requirement of 25K USD per annum. But you can work in NGOs or any other non-paid voluntary work.
Like you i also intend to marry an indian national. But i heard india is not much keen to provide citizenship to people from Bangladesh and pakistan. Generally if a foreign national is married to an indian, he/she can get X visa and stay in india. After 1 year of marriage the foreign national can get a PIO card which can allow him to work in india as well. But recently i have read somewhere that people from countries ie: Afghanistan,Bhutan,Pakistan,Ne pal,China and probably Bangladesh don't get PIO card. If any1 can provide some knowledge about it that would be great.....
So the overall rules make it very difficult for a Bangladeshi national to work in india even after marriage...
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Originally Posted by Nishavisatrouble View Post So the overall rules make it very difficult for a Bangladeshi national to work in india even after marriage...
Abir is applying for citizenship based on the fact he's been living for over 12 years in the country.

You are correct about PIO restrictions & exclusions.

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