According to Section 2B(2) of The Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Order, 1972 (President's Order no. 149 of 1972), "The Government may grant citizenship of Bangladesh to any person who is a citizen of any state of Europe or North America or of any other state which the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify in this behalf".
Naturalised citizens of the following countries having Bangladeshi origin are eligible to apply for dual nationality certificate:
– North America
• USA and Canada (SRO No. 270/2008, Gazetted on 23 Sep 2008)
• All countries of Europe (SRO No. 270/2008, Gazetted on 23 Sep 2008)
• UK (SRO No. 69/2008, Gazetted on 17 March 2008)
• Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, South Korea and Japan (SRO No. 27/2012, Gazetted on 22 January 2012)
While taking naturalisation oath of allegiance to the United States of America, an individual is required to "absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign ... state, sovereignty".
So the Bangladeshi citizens who are naturalised as US citizens lose their Bangladeshi citizenship at the time of naturalisation. If they want to get back their Bangladeshi citizenship, they are required to apply for Dual Nationality Certificate (DNC).
According to US Department of State -- Buraeu of Consular Affairs,
Instruction and Requirements for Dual Nationality Application
Those who are seeking Dual Nationality Certificate, please duly fill-in the prescribed application form (three sets of application with three sets of attachments) and fulfill all requirements. The following instructions may be noted before submission of the Fillable Application Form (pdf format) for Dual Nationality Certificate:
A) If the applicant is a person temporarily residing in Bangladesh, the application shall be submitted directly to the Secretary, Security Services Division, Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh;
B) If the applicant lives in a foreign country, the application should be sent through the Bangladesh Diplomatic Mission/Consulate to that country; and
C) Where there is no Bangladesh Mission or Consulate in a country of applicant’s residence, the application may be sent through a Bangladesh Mission or Consulate in the country nearest to that country.
Each application set shall consist of the following information and documents:
FEE: Please make the fee worth US $77 (Seventy-Seven US Dollars) payable to the 'Embassy of Bangladesh'.
Method of payment: Money Order/Cashier Check/Official Check only (not older than 30 days). Cash and Personal check or Credit card will not be accepted. In case of more than one applications submitted together, separate payment has to be made for each applicant.
NO REFUNDS: Fees once received, cannot be refunded, even if the application is withdrawn or service cannot be rendered.
Service by Mail: Applicants are requested to send their application by mail (USPS only). Applicants belonging to same mailing address can send their applications together in one envelope. When the issued DNC arrives from Dhaka, the concerned official will call or email you to provide a self-addressed return envelope (prepaid/with appropriate postage stamps) having tracking number of Priority/Express Mail. Please do not send the return envelope at the time of submitting application.
All applications for Dual Nationality Certificate should be sent and addressed to:
Embassy of Bangladesh
3510 International Drive NW
Processing at the Ministry of Home Affairs
The Embassy sends the duly submitted applications to Immigration-3 Section of Security Services Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs by diplomatic bag through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Security Services Division issues Dual Nationality Certificate (DNC) after necessary scrutiny and/or enquiry, if deemed necessary, through the Special Branch (SB) of Police or any other authority. Once issued, the certificates are sent to the Embassy by diplomatic bag through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Tracking of the Application: https://bdembassyusatracking.org/ (please search by putting your US passport number)
For further inquiry:
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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