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14/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Citizenship Act, 1951

( ACT NO. II OF 1951 )

Married women
10. (1) Any woman who by reason of her marriage to a British subject before the first day of January, 1949, has acquired the status of a British subject shall, if her husband becomes a citizen of Bangladesh, be a citizen of Bangladesh.
 
 
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1) and sub-section (4) a woman who has been married to a citizen of Bangladesh or to a person who but for his death would have been a citizen of Bangladesh under sections 3, 4 or 5 shall be entitled, on making application therefore to the Government in the prescribed manner, and, if she is an alien, on obtaining a certificate of domicile and taking the oath of allegiance in the form set out in the Schedule to this Act, to be registered as a citizen of Bangladesh whether or not she has completed twenty-one years of her age and is of full capacity.
 
 
 
 
(3) Subject as aforesaid, a woman who has been married to a person who, but for his death, could have been a citizen of Bangladesh under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 6 (whether he migrated as provided in that sub-section or is deemed under the proviso to section 7 to have so migrated) shall be entitled as provided in sub-section (2) subject further, if she is an alien, to her obtaining the certificate and taking the oath therein mentioned.
 
 
 
 
(4) A person who has ceased to be a citizen of Bangladesh under section 14 or who has been deprived of citizenship of Bangladesh under this Act shall not be entitled to be registered as a citizen thereof under this section but may be so registered with the previous consent of the Government.

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