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Hello. When the time comes to file for U.S Citizenship. I would prefer country of citizenship with USA only. My country of birth (Pakistan) allows Dual Citizenship. 

 

Is there a process with USCIS to inform them? Or does it automatically get renounced with Pakistan? I do know there is a process to do it with the Consulate General of Pakistan in my area of jurisdiction.

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16 hours ago, Visitor User said:

Hello. When the time comes to file for U.S Citizenship. I would prefer country of citizenship with USA only. My country of birth (Pakistan) allows Dual Citizenship. 

 

Is there a process with USCIS to inform them? Or does it automatically get renounced with Pakistan? I do know there is a process to do it with the Consulate General of Pakistan in my area of jurisdiction.

the US has nothing to do with renouncing Paki citizenship, if you want to renounce your Paki citizenship, then you need to follow the process through the consulate


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15 hours ago, Kastrs said:

the US has nothing to do with renouncing Paki citizenship, if you want to renounce your Paki citizenship, then you need to follow the process through the consulate

I know but when I become a US Citizen. Does this mean my Citizenship with Pakistan auto renounces with the expiration on my Passport? 

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4 hours ago, Visitor User said:

I know but when I become a US Citizen. Does this mean my Citizenship with Pakistan auto renounces with the expiration on my Passport? 

see what I said above, acquiring USC has nothing to do with paki citizenship

If you want to renounce your paki citizenship you need to follow the procedure through the consulate


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As sated by Kastrs, US citizenship has no impact on Pakistani citizenship.  Since Pakistan recognizes dual citizenship with the US, Pakistani citizenship is not voided automatically.  You will be a Pakistani citizen, as well as a US citizen, after naturalization.  You will need to go through the renunciation process through the Pakistani consulate if you no longer wish to be a Pakistani citizen.  

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1 hour ago, pm5k said:

As sated by Kastrs, US citizenship has no impact on Pakistani citizenship.  Since Pakistan recognizes dual citizenship with the US, Pakistani citizenship is not voided automatically.  You will be a Pakistani citizen, as well as a US citizen, after naturalization.  You will need to go through the renunciation process through the Pakistani consulate if you no longer wish to be a Pakistani citizen.  

Yes, thanks. Is there a benefit to keeping Pakistani Citizenship? I could not find any when it came to costs in the long run. I can switch my NICOP to POC and still get same benefits minus Voting in elections. Any Pros and Cons?

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Is there a benefit to keeping Pakistani Citizenship? I could not find any when it came to costs in the long run. I can switch my NICOP to POC and still get same benefits minus Voting in elections

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Pros and Cons?

 

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Curious on what's the 

On 4/2/2019 at 8:02 PM, Visitor User said:

Is there a benefit to keeping Pakistani Citizenship? I could not find any when it came to costs in the long run. I can switch my NICOP to POC and still get same benefits minus Voting in elections

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Pros and Cons?

 

What's the benefit of renouncing it ?

 

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13 minutes ago, pm5k said:

You can visit India as a dual citizen, but India will require you to use your Pakistani passport

Renouncing allows you to use your US passport

 

Ah ok. So back to the original question. What are the Pros and Cons in keep dual citizenship?

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9 hours ago, Visitor User said:

 

Ah ok. So back to the original question. What are the Pros and Cons in keep dual citizenship?

Only thing I can think of off the top of my head:

 

Pro:  Ease of entering if/when you visit Pakistan in the future.

 

Con:  Having to obtain a visa as a non Pakistani citizen if/when you visit Pakistan in the future.  

 


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6 hours ago, Going through said:

Only thing I can think of off the top of my head:

 

Pro:  Ease of entering if/when you visit Pakistan in the future.

 

Con:  Having to obtain a visa as a non Pakistani citizen if/when you visit Pakistan in the future.  

 

Pakistan Origin Card (POC) is for ex Pakistani Citizens. You get the same benefits as any citizen minus voting and it’s Visa free entry. The card can be renewed every 10 years. 

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