Zimbabwe Citizenship Bill 2018

Published: 1/Apr/2018

[DRAFT BILL dated April 2018, as posted to Ministry of Justice website 12 June 2018]


This Bill will repeal the Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 4:01] which will be replaced by the Zimbabwean Citizenship Act which is in compliance with Chapter 3 of the Constitution. The Bill also recognises the constitutional imperatives relating to children and the rights of both parents in relation to the guardianship of children.

Essentially, the Bill elaborates on the rights attendant upon citizenship by birth, citizenship by descent and citizenship by registration; it addresses the renunciation and revocation of citizenship, the prohibition of dual citizenship with respect to citizenship by descent and citizenship by registration, the establishment of a Citizenship and Immigration Board as well as other ancillary matters as provided for by the Constitution. For ease of reference, the relevant provisions of Chapter 3 of the Constitution are set out in extenso as a preamble to the Bill.

Download: Zimbabwean-Citizenship-Bill-2018

On Ministry of Justice website: http://www.justice.gov.zw/imt/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Zimbabwean-Citizenship-Bill.pdf

Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2018