The Citizenship Act, 1955


Act ID: 195557
Act Number: 57
Enactment Date: 1955-12-30
Act Year: 1955
Short Title: The Citizenship Act, 1955
Long Title: An Act to provide for the acquisition and determination of Indian citizenship.
Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs
Department: Department of Internal Security
Enforcement Date: 30-12-1955

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10.12.2003 The Citizenship (Registraiton of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003
25.02.2009 Citizenship Rule-2009
09.11.2009 Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Amendment Rules, 2009
23.03.2010 Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Amendmennt Rules 2010
23.12.2016 Citizenship (Amendment) Rules 2016
22.10.2018 Citizenship Amendment Rules 2018
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17.11.2014 Permission for manual acceptance for grant of citizenship to minority communicty
17.06.2015 power delgated to Indian missions
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05.01.2009 Rights to which the persons registered as OCI entitled to
09.01.2015 PIO Card holder deemed to be OCI card holder
12.10.2015 14864 Bangladesh Citi. Notification
23.12.2016 Delegation of power to 7 States
30.07.2018 Notification dated 30 July 2018 under Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003
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05.12.2013 Order of 2013 w.r.t. Citizenship (Registraiton of Citizens and issue of national identity Cards) Rules, 2003
15.06.2015 Delegation of power to Indian missions
11.03.2017 Delegation of Power to Head of Mission in Mauritius
11.12.2017 Eligibility of persons registered as OCI cardholder for appointment as teaching faculty
26.02.2018 Quantum of fee for conversion of OCI card in lieu of PIO Card
02.08.2018 eligibility for appointment as teaching faculty in Indian Institute of Science and new AIMS set up under PMSSY
13.08.2018 Allocation of jurisdiction for issuance of OCI card in respect of Gujarat State to FRRO Ahmedabad
23.10.2018 Grant of certificate of naturalisation
11.01.2019 Issuance of OCI Card to the Netherlands nationals of Indian origin (Suriname Hindustani Community) who are fifth and sixth generation of descendants of Indians who were taken to Suriname as indentured labor during British colonial rule
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