Immigration law governs the entry of foreigners into a country and their subsequent deportation. This is distinct from other legal matters such as naturalisation and citizenship, although they are sometimes related. Citizenship status may be conferred at birth or obtained through naturalisation in some states. Our emigration services are available to those wanting to travel or migrate to numerous destinations such as USA, UK, Canada, European Countries, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. We offer a comprehensive range of services for many different types of visas. Our global emigration services are designed to help our clients with every step of their journey. Our qualified migration consultants will provide you with all the advice you need to make your transition as smooth as possible. We have helped many satisfied customers with their emigration applications over the years and are proud to have been a part of making their emigration goals come true. Our team is highly trained and dedicated to providing excellent customer service. In addition to providing emigration services for other countries, we also have clients all over the world who wish to come to Pakistan on Tourist, Business, or Work Visas. We can also arrange for an extension of their stay in Pakistan and help them solve any other related problems they may have. At Burhan & Associates, our attorneys and staff are dedicated to providing quality legal services to our clients. We are committed to representing employees, employers, companies, corporations, and individuals who need us. We also handle appeals for every facet of immigration law to the relevant appeal department in each country and handle every kind of immigration problem through immigration law firms in the respective country. It is our mission to serve our clients, our community, and our country.
Documentation Requirement for Minor Children
Pakistani parents or guardians can apply for their child's passport by filling out form M in quadruplicate. They will also need to submit four photographs, an affidavit from the parents or guardians verifying the facts of the case, documentary evidence of the parents' or guardians' national status as citizens of Pakistan, and the government fee. The application form can be submitted either directly to the Directorate General of Immigration & Passports in Islamabad, or to its RPOs (regional passport offices) in Lahore and Karachi, or to the offices of Deputy Commissioners in other districts of Pakistan. Children of Pakistani mothers and foreign national fathers born after 18.04.2000 are automatically considered citizens of Pakistan. Pakistani citizenship can also be granted to foreign nationals (investors) who meet the following conditions: Invest a minimum of US$ 0.75 million in tangible assets Invest a minimum of $ 0.25 million (or equivalent in major foreign currency) in cash on a non- repatriable basis Meet the other conditions outlined in the Pakistan Citizenship Law Investment on a non-repatriable basis means that the amount is brought into Pakistan through normal banking channels, converted into rupees, and never remitted back out of the country.
Dual Nationality for Pakistanis The government of Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with the following 16 countries: USA, Italy, England, Ireland, Syria, Iceland, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Egypt, New Zealand, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Jordan, Australia. The citizens of these countries are not required to give up their nationality when they acquire Pakistan Citizenship. Renunciation of Pakistani Citizenship Any Pakistani citizen living abroad who is not a minor, and is also a citizen or national of another country or has been given any valid document by the competent authority of another country promising to grant him/her citizenship or nationality of that other country, shall make a declaration renouncing his/her Pakistani citizenship in Form X (in duplicate) to the Directorate General Immigration & Passports Islamabad through any Pakistani Mission abroad. The person will no longer be a citizen of Pakistan from the date of renouncing their Pak citizenship. If a male person renounces their Pakistan citizenship, any minor children living outside of Pakistan will also lose their citizenship. However, those children can declare that they wish to resume their Pakistani citizenship within one year of turning 21. Every person under the age of 18 who resides in Pakistan shall be considered a citizen of Pakistan. The fee for renunciation of citizenship is only Rs. 500. Parents or guardians of children born to Pakistani citizens outside of Pakistan are required to report the birth on Form S to the nearest Pakistani mission within six months. Pakistani citizens residing abroad are required to register themselves with the nearest Pakistani mission on an annual basis using Form I.
Legalisation & Attestation of Documents BURHAN & ASSOCIATES provides legal services to our multinational clients for the legalization of educational certificates, marriage certificates, birth certificates, and any other documents by foreign embassies. We also translate such documents into English or any other language required by an embassy. Click here to find our full range of services.