A Company is a Citizen or not? : An Analysis

It is a well known fact that a Company is an Artificial Person meaning its man-made or made through operation of law. But whether this artificial person can have the citizenship of the country, is a question we will discuss here-under.

As per the Citizenship Act, 1955, only natural persons can be “Citizen” and not any juristic persons like corporations. (S.T.C. v. C.T.O., AIR 1963 S.C. 1811).

And therefore, as a Company is an Artificial Person or as above said a juristic person and not a natural person, it can not get the status of citizenship of the country.

Even though a Company do not get the citizenship of a country, it still can get a resident status.

To know more about residential status of a company: click here