Zambia: 1) Information on the right to Zambian nationality of a person born of a Zambian father and a Ugandan mother; 2) Copy of the recent Zambian citizenship act
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 September 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZMB11405|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Zambia: 1) Information on the right to Zambian nationality of a person born of a Zambian father and a Ugandan mother; 2) Copy of the recent Zambian citizenship act, 1 September 1992, ZMB11405, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acba94.html [accessed 20 April 2014]|
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1,2) According to Article six of the Zambian Citizenship Act,
A person born in or outside Zambia after the commencement of this Constitution shall become a citizen of Zambia at the date of his birth if on that date at least one of his parents is a citizen of Zambia (Blaustein and Flanz 1985, 34)
However, Zambia and Uganda do not recognize multiple nationality so that a child born of a Ugandan mother would have to renounce his or her Ugandan nationality before acquiring Zambian nationality and vice versa. For full details on the law governing nationality in Zambia, please refer to the attached docment.
Blaustein, Albert, P. & Gisbert, H. Flanz. "Zambia" in Constitutions of the Countries of the World 1985. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y: Oceana Publications.