Botswana: Woman takes gov’t to court over dual citizenship

Published: 18/Mar/2021
Source: Botswana Gazette

A Motswana woman married to a Norwegian man has taken the Botswana Government to court demanding that her children be granted dual citizenship, which is currently outlawed in Botswana.

Botswana currently does not allow for dual citizenship under any circumstances. If the citizen does not renounce the citizenship of the foreign country before the age of 21, the citizen will cease to be a Botswana citizen.

According to the law, any person who is both a citizen of Botswana and a foreign country will cease to be a citizen of Botswana unless the following measures are taken before the attainment of age 21: The person would have renounced the citizenship of the foreign country, taken the oath of allegiance and have made such a declaration of intention concerning residence as may be prescribed.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2021