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who is eligible for NICOP?
1. A citizen shall be a non-resident citizen if he:
-Is an emigrant or intending emigrant.
-Is, or is intending to be, resident abroad.
-holds nationality or citizenship of any other country or
state pursuant to sub-section (3) of section 14 of the
Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951 (II of 1951).
-holds an immigrant or resident visa, permanent or
otherwise, or equivalent authorization, permit or status, as
applicable, of a foreign state or country.
2. Not withstanding anything contained explained above, a citizen
shall not be deemed to be a non-resident citizen under following
(a) His stay abroad does not exceed, or he intends to stay abroad for
not more than six consecutive months, inclusive of the time spent
on temporary visits, if any, to Pakistan; or
(b) He is proceeding under a foreign scholarship or training scheme
approved by the Federal Government or the concerned Provincial
(c) He is proceeding on Hajj or Ziarat and is certified by the
Federal Government or an officer authorized by it in this behalf
to be so proceeding; or
(d) He is proceeding on student visa or for medical treatment
provided that he fill and submit a form which shall be provided
by the authority free of cost; or
(e) He is a spouse, real child or any of the real parents or real
brothers or sisters of the persons specified in CNIC rule
provided that he is dependent upon the relevant person.
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