Jamaican nationality law

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

The Jamaican nationality law is governed by the Law on Citizenship of Jamaica (the Jamaica Citizenship Act), and by the Jamaican Constitution.

Acquisition

  • Marriage, upon application a person married to a Jamaican national may apply for nationality pursuant to the constitution.[1]

Dual Citizenship

Under current Jamaican legislation, citizens of Jamaica are able to hold multiple nationalities, and even serve in the legislature of Jamaica.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.pica.gov.jm/media/2014/01/The-Jamaican-Nationality-Act.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/the-agenda/elected-officials-should-not-be-dual-nationals_157288?profile=1096

External links

  • The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency
  • Government of Jamaica, Constitution, Chapter 2


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