Zambia: Dual citizenship and the current constitution

Published: 17/Jun/2008
Source: Zambian Economist

By Henry Kyambalesa

I wish to make a contribution to the discussion relating to the issue of dual citizenship in the light of the National Constitutional Conference’s positive consideration of the same, and the general discussion the issue has recently prompted.

“Dual citizenship” is essentially not something that can be applied for; it occurs automatically to some individuals. For example, a child who is born in the United States to foreign parents has United States dual citizenship since the child is automatically a citizen of the United States and a citizen of his or her parents’ home country. This also applies to children of United States citizens born abroad where the child is both a United States citizen and a citizen of the country of birth.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Zambia
Year: 2008