Adnan Sami was reportedly staying in India since 2001 on a visited visa which got renewed from time to time. The initial visa was for a year which on expiring got renewal. However, the singer decided to change homes and adopt India as his new home and applied for citizenship.

On expiration of his Pakistani passport he pleaded the Indian government to allow him to stay in 2015 which was ultimately accepted and he was granted citizenship. It should be kept in mind that the Pakistani government refused to offer any sort of assistance in the matter and asked him to come back if he was seeking a new passport.

Adnan has won the hearts of many Indians with his work but home faces a lot criticism by stars who say that this act is not acceptable and they would not have done the same if they were in his position. Most notable among these being Amjad Sabri.