More Namibians marry foreign nationals

Published: 1/Nov/2017
Source: New Era (Windhoek)

Maria Amakali

Windhoek-The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has revealed that more Namibians are entering into marriage with foreign nationals. The ministry recorded a total of 6,512 marriages from 2016 to 2017 and of that number 440 were of Namibians who married foreign nationals.

Between 2014 and 2015 home affairs and immigration issued around 890 identity certificates to foreign nationals who became Namibian citizens by virtue of marriage.

“We have picked up that more Namibian women are the ones marrying foreigners compared to Namibian men actually taking foreign brides,” explained the immigration ministry’s spokesperson Salome Kambala.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Namibia
Year: 2017