Botswana: Parley To Debate Citizenship Amendment Bill

Published: 9/Nov/2020
Source: The Monitor / Mmegi (Botswana)

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2020 will finally be tabled before Parliament after it was published in the Government Gazette of October 30.

The new Bill by the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Anna Mokgethi seeks to amend sections of the Citizenship Act to align with the age of majority set out in the Interpretation Act, which reduced the age of majority from 21 years to 18 years following an amendment by Parliament back in 2010.

The Bill proposes to amend Section 9 of the Citizenship Act, which makes provision for registration of persons under the age of 21 as citizens where the father or mother of such person has become a citizen of Botswana.

The Bill also proposes to amend Section 15 of the Citizenship Act, which makes for provision for dual citizenship up to the age of 21.

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Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Double Nationalité, Perte et déchéance de la nationalité
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2020