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CITIZENSHIP: Information on the basis for Swaziland citizenship laws was not provided. (UKC-Commonwealth Nation)

BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Swaziland does not automatically confer citizenship.

BY DESCENT: Child, both of whose parents are citizens of Swaziland, regardless of the child's country of birth.

BY NATURALIZATION: Swazi citizenship by naturalization may be acquired by at least two categories of persons: Person has lived in the country for at least five years and has contributed to the development of the country. Person is a foreign investor who wants to open a business in Swaziland that would employ Swazi citizens.

REGISTRATION: Foreign woman who marries a citizen of Swaziland, or a foreign child adopted by Swazi parents, may obtain citizenship through registration.



VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of citizenship is permitted by law. Contact the Swazi Embassy for details and proper paperwork.

INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of naturalized or registered citizenship; citizenship by birth can only be voluntarily renounced. Person has failed to renounce previous citizenship. Female national has ended marriage to Swazi citizen. Person has become unacceptable to Swazi society by involvement in a serious criminal act.

ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, or requests for renunciation of citizenship, should be directed to the address below:

Embassy of the Kingdom of Swaziland Consular Section 3400 International Drive. NW STE 3M Washington, DC 20008-3006

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-362-6683 Fax: 202-244-8059



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