Liberian Passport Regulations Under Scrutiny to Suit Dual Citizenship, Others

Published: 20/Feb/2023
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

By Obediah Johnson

The Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Dee Maxwell Kemayah has announced the revision of its national passports in keeping with the dual citizenship law passed in the country.

It can be recalled that President George Manneh Weah signed into law the Alien and Nationality Law relating to Citizenship and Restoring the Citizenship Rights Lost as a consequence of erstwhile legal provisions.

The law allows Liberians in the Diaspora to remain citizens after acquiring another nationality.

It amongst other things states that those having dual citizens status will however be barred from serving as President, Minister of Finance, Central Bank Governor or holding high-level positions in the national security or law enforcement sector.

But Minister Kemayah said the revision of the regulations for passport will help ensure that Liberian passports do not get in the hands of the wrong people.

He disclosed that the draft passports regulation is currently under scrutiny by authorities at the ministry.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2023