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Difficutlies faced by the Goans born abroad before/after liberation of Goa in getting Indian Citizenship

Dr. Wilfred Mesquita, Hon'ble Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Govt. of Goa, (Cabinet Minister Rank) had placed before the Union Home Secretary the difficulties faced by persons of Goan origin who were born abroad before Liberation of Goa, Daman & Diu, so also persons of Goan origin who were born abroad to Goan parents holding Indian Citizenship after Liberation, in getting Indian Citizenship status for the purpose of obtaining Indian Passports.

Letter addressed by the Commissioner to Union Home Secretary and susequent letter by Director of NRI Affairs resulted in a favourable directive from the Home Ministry resolving the issue.

Letters and MHA directive are placed below.

  • Letter addressed by the Commissioner to Union Home Secretary
  • Letter by Director of NRI Affairs
  • MHA directive
  • Official Gazette