Afghan nationality law

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Afghanistan Citizenship Act
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Parliament of Afghanistan
An Act relating to Afghanistan citizenship
Enacted by Government of Afghanistan
Status: Current legislation

Afghan nationality law is the law governing the acquisition, transmission and loss of Afghan citizenship. Afghanistan follows jus soli and allows people to become citizens of Afghanistan, regardless of ethnicity or gender. There have been controversial proposals about using jus sanguinis on ethnic Pashtuns.

The Afghan nationality law is based on both principles of limited jus soli, whereby a person born in Afghanistan to foreign parents, one of whom were born in Afghanistan, acquires Afghani nationality, or if they "come of age" (turn 18 years of age) in Afghanistan they become Afghan.

The Afghanistan constitution prohibits the involuntary loss of Afghan citizenship.

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