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Section 1, Foreigners Act 1946: Short Title And Extent

The contents of Section 1 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 (Act No. 31 of 1946), is reproduced as under:—

“(1) This Act may be called the Foreigners Act, 1946.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.”

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The Foreigners Act, 1946 has been extended to—
Goa, Daman and Diu with modifications by Reg. 12 of 1962, s. 3 and Sch. Pondicherry with modifications vide notification No. G.S.R. 1557, dated 24-11-1962, Gazette of India, Part II, Sec. 3 (i), p. 1886, and brought into force in Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, s. 2 and Sch. I, Lakshadweep, Minicoy and Amindivi Island vide Reg. 8 of 1965, s. 3 and Sch. (w.e.f. 1-10-1967), the State of Sikkim vide Notification No. G.S.R. 41 (E), dated 27-1-1976 (w.e.f. 1-2-1976).

(2) The word “India” was substituted for “British India” by Act 38 of 1947.

(3) The words “except the State of Hyderabad” after the word “India” was initially inserted by the A.O. 1950 and later on omitted by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and the Sch.

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