2. Nationality by Birth
1 Any person born to a father or a mother of Eritrean origin in Eritrea or abroad is an Eritrean national by birth.
2 A person who has “Eritrean origin” is any person who was resident in Eritrea in 1933.
3 A person born in Eritrea of unknown parents shall be considered an Eritrean national by birth until proven otherwise.
4 Any person who is an Eritrean by origin or by birth shall, upon application, be given a certificate of nationality by the Department of Internal Affairs.
5 Any person who is Eritrean by birth, resides abroad and possesses foreign nationality shall apply to the Department of Internal Affairs if he wishes to officially renounce his foreign nationality and acquire Eritrean nationality or wishes, after providing adequate justification, to have his Eritrean nationality accepted while maintaining his foreign nationality.
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