Renunciation of Pakistani Citizenship


  • Two copies of Application form (Form-X) duly typed (not to be handwritten), attested by the Justice of Peace (JP). Front attested photograph may be pasted on top right of both copies.
  • Back side attested 04 recent passport size photographs with white background. Photographs should not be more than six months old.
  • Reasons/justification for renunciation (on a separate paper).
  • A copy of any one document, i.e. Assurance Letter/ Naturalization Certificate /Citizenship Certificate / Foreign Passport.
  • Two copies of CNIC/NICOP, both sides on one page.
  • Two copies of first four pages of latest Pakistani Passports on one page.
  • Two copies of data page of Foreign Passport, if available.
  • All original valid & expired Pakistani passports.
  • In case a person does not have copies of CNIC/NICOP, will provide an affidavit stating that the applicant does not possess CNIC/NICOP and will provide complete address in Pakistan.
  • Copies of any one document i.e. NICOP/Birth Certificate/ Pakistan passport of the minor children of the male applicant only, residing abroad, where applicable.
  • The copies of Nikah Nama/divorce papers, of the female applicant, if passport/ NICOP is not modified with husband/ father’s name respectively.
  • Self-addressed Express / Registered Post Envelope


  • Fee in the form of Postal Money order/Certified Bank Cheque/Bank Draft amounting to A$ 20/- in the name Pakistan High Commission Canberra.
  • Cash is not acceptable.
  • Fees once deposited are not refundable even in case of refusal of certificate

Important Notes:

  • Pakistanis under the age of 21 cannot renounce their citizenship independently. However, their names could be included in the renunciation application of their father.
  • In case of a minor applicant, please provide date and place of birth of the child with original documentary evidence such as Form “B” Form “S” or NICOP/Child Registration Card.
  • On receiving of Original Renunciation Certificate from the Ministry of Interior of Pakistan, the Certificate will be handed over only upon production of a receipt of application for cancellation of CNIC/NICOP/SNIC.
  • Applicants can apply for cancellation of CNIC/NICOP/SNIC online on NADRA website
  • Where a male person ceases to be citizen of Pakistan:
    • Every such minor child of that person as is residing outside Pakistan shall, thereupon, ceases to be a citizen of Pakistan provided any such child may, within one year of his completing the age of 21 years, makes a declaration that he wishes to resume the citizenship of Pakistan and shall upon making of such declaration on Farm Y becomes a citizen of Pakistan.
    • Every such minor of that person as is residing in Pakistan shall continue to be a citizen of Pakistan.

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