Dual citizenship: Countries that allow/prohibit dual nationalities

Dual citizenship: Countries that allow/prohibit dual nationalities

When acquiring citizenship in another country, the subject of dual nationality arises and you will need to plan carefully well ahead of time in such a way that whether you get to keep or lose your existing nationality. Most countries are very liberal and have no problem holding multiple passports as per the nationality law. There are many countries which are very strict with double citizenships, such as you automatically lose  your existing citizenship should you become a citizen of another country.

The information below should give you a brief overview, that which countries allow and disallow dual nationalities

Dual Nationality Allowed:

  • Australia,
  • Barbados,
  • Belgium,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Canada,
  • Cyprus,
  • United States,
  • United Kingdom,
  • Switzerland,
  • Egypt(requires prior permission),
  • Greece,
  • France,
  • Finland
  • Germany (requires prior permission),
  • Iraq,
  • Italy
  • South Korea
  • Serbia,
  • Armenia,
  • Lebanon,
  • Malta,
  • Pakistan (only with certain 16 countries – see below),
  • Spain ( allows only with certain Latin american countries),
  • Tonga,
  • South Africa (requires permission) ,
  • Israel,
  • Ireland,
  • Hungary,
  • Iceland,
  • Sweden,
  • Slovenia,
  • Syria
  • Phillipines,
  • Romania
  • Sierra Leone,
  • Sri Lanka (by retention),
  • Portual,
  • Turkey (requires permission)

Dual citizenship prohibited:

  • Andorra,
  • Austria ,
  • Azerbaijan ,
  • Burma,
  • Bahrain,
  • Botswana,
  • Japan,
  • China ,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Denmark,
  • Fiji,
  • India,
  • Indonesia
  • Ecuador,
  • Estonia,
  • Iran,
  • Poland,
  • Papua New Guinea,
  • Brunei,
  • Japan,
  • Peru,
  • Kuwait ,
  • Kenya,
  • Kazakhstan,
  • Chile,
  • Kiribati,
  • Poland,
  • Korea,
  • Kuwait,
  • Denmark,
  • Latvia,
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia,
  • Ecuador,
  • Lithuania,
  • Solomon Islands ,
  • Fiji ,
  • Malaysia,
  • Mauritius,
  • Netherlands,
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE),
  • Thailand,
  • Mexico,
  • Nepal,
  • Venezuela,
  • Norway,
  • Zimbabwe,
  • Mauritius,
  • Myanmar,
  • Nepal

Pakistan:

Pakistan allows dual citizenship only with the below countries

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Italy
  3. France
  4. Belgium
  5. Iceland
  6. Australia
  7. New Zealand
  8. Sweden
  9. United States
  10. Ireland
  11. Netherlands
  12. Switzerland
  13. Canada
  14. Egypt
  15. Jordan
  16. Syria

Spain

Spain allows dual citizenship with some Latin-American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, Andorra, Portugal, the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea.

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