Loss of Nationality

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Loss of nationality occurs where a person ceases to be a national of a country under its law. The principal modes of loss of nationality are:

  • Deprivation of nationality on grounds of conduct
  • Deprivation of nationality on grounds of fraud or misrepresentation
  • Renunciation (voluntary)
  • On the acquisition of another nationality (voluntary)
  • Civil service or military service for a foreign state
  • On adoption or the completion of surrogacy arrangements
  • Residence abroad
  • Failure to renounce another nationality on or after reaching the age of majority
  • The loss of citizenship by parents leading to loss by a minor child
  • the attainment of independence by a territory

Loss of nationality may be voluntary or involuntary depending on the legal and administrative context.

 

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