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THE CITIZENSHIP ACT, 1951

(ACT NO. II OF 1951).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 13th April, 1951  
  
     An Act to provide for Bangladesh citizenship. 1 2
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for citizenship of Bangladesh;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Citizenship at the date of commencement of this Act
4. Citizenship by birth
5. Citizenship by descent
6. Citizenship by migration
7. Persons migrating from the territories of Bangladesh
8. Rights of citizenship of certain persons resident abroad
9. Citizenship by naturalization
10. Married women
11. Registration of minors
12. Citizenship by registration to begin on date of registration
13. Citizenship by incorporation of territory
14. Dual citizenship or nationality not permitted
15. Persons becoming citizens to have the status of Commonwealth citizens
16. Deprivation of citizenship
17. Certificate of domicile
18. Delegation of powers
19. Cases of doubt as to citizenship
20. Acquisition of Bangladesh citizenship by citizens of Commonwealth countries
21. Penalties
22. Interpretation
23. Rules
SCHEDULE
 
 

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