The revised scoring system is set to kick in from September next year for new applicants of an Employment Pass, holders of which currently make up about 14 percent of the financial and business hub’s foreign workforce.
Citizenship is the legal status of a person belonging to a particular country, recognised by the laws of that nation. A citizen is entitled to certain rights and has obligations as laid out in the constitution of that country.
A passport, on the other hand, is a document that a government issues to its citizens. The primary purpose is to enable citizens to travel internationally. It also serves as proof of citizenship. All passport-holders must be citizens of that country but all citizens don’t need to have a passport.
No. The Indian constitution does not have a provision of dual or multiple citizenship. If an Indian acquires a second passport, they automatically lose their Indian citizenship. As per the Passports Act, 1967, it is mandatory for all Indian passport holders to surrender their passports to the nearest Indian mission or post immediately after acquiring the nationality of another country.
However, such persons can get Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) status after acquiring foreign citizenship.
An OCI can enjoy many of the benefits available to a citizen of India such as:
Dubai ranked 11th in the global index of 25 cities where high-net-worth individuals can acquire residence through investment migration programes.