Angola

Nationality in Angola is governed by the 2016 Lei da nacionalidade, which provides for nationality to be transmitted equally to their children by either parent, for attribution of nationality to a child of unknown parents, and for acquisition of nationality by a child born on the territory who would otherwise be stateless or whose parents are of unknown nationality.

The key document in proving Angolan nationality is the cédula pessoal. In 2007 UNHCR facilitated the reintegration of Angolan returnees by providing Angolan cédulas pessoais, which would also enable them to get basic services and recognition as citizens.

In considering the situation in Angola, the Committee on the Rights of the Child called in 2004 for birth registration to made easy and free to all children born within the country.

Angolan nationality laws

Lei da nacionalidade de 11 de novembro de 1975

Lei no.2/84 da nacionalidade de 7 de fevereiro de 1984

Lei no.13/91 da nacionalidade de 6 de maio 1991

Lei No.1/05 da Nacionalidade de 1 de julho 2005

Angola Constitution 2010 extracts

Lei No.2/16 da nacionalidade de 15 de avril 2016

 

 

Key Resources