Zambia announces regulations on dual citizenship acquisition

Published: 3/Aug/2017
Source: Xinhua

LUSAKA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) — The Zambian government on Thursday announced that it has come up with regulations to provide guidance on people wishing to get dual citizenship.

Under the country’s amended constitution assented to by President Edgar Lungu on January 5, 2016, citizens are free to acquire dual citizenship.

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said the regulations stipulating the requirements for one to obtain dual citizenship have been published under a statutory instrument issued by his ministry.

The regulations, he said, provides for procedures and fees required for application and subsequent acquisition of dual citizenship, he added.

Among the regulations, Zambians citizens intending to acquire citizenship of another country must notify the Chief Passport and Citizenship Officer or the nearest Zambian embassy after successfully acquiring the other citizenship.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Zambia
Year: 2019