Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law, 1973

Published: 15/May/1973

Repeals and replaces the Aliens and Nationality Law, 1956.

Chapter 20 on nationality at birth provides:

§ 20.1. Citizens of Liberia at birth.

The following shall be citizens of Liberia at birth:

(a) A person who is a Negro, or of Negro descent, born in Liberia and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;

(b) A person born outside Liberia whose father (i) was born a citizen of Liberia; (ii) was a citizen of Liberia at the time of the birth of such child, and (iii) had resided in Liberia prior to the birth of such child.

A child who is a Liberia citizen by virtue of the provisions of subparagraph (b) of this section shall lose his citizenship unless he has resided in Liberia before attaining his majority or unless when he attains his majority and before attaining the age of 23 he goes before a Liberian consul and takes the oath of allegiance to the Republic of Liberia required of a petitioner for naturalization.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: West Africa, Liberia
Year: 1973