Obtaining Citizenship in Gambia

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Yusuf
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Obtaining Citizenship in Gambia

Postby Yusuf » Jul 23, 2016

As a disclaimer, I haven't been to Gambia and don't know much about it. I recently heard it may be easy to get citizenship there. From searching on the net, I found this reference below. Essentially, live there for 5 years and you can apply.

(1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (4) of this section a citizen of any country to which section 6 of the Constitution applies or of the Republic of Ireland or a protected person, being a person of as full age and capacity, on making application therefor to the Minister in the prescribed manner, may be registered as a citizen of The Gambia if he satisfies the Minister-

(a) that he is of good character;
(b) that he would be a suitable citizen of The Gambia;
(c) that he has a sufficient knowledge of a language in current use in The Gambia; and
(d) that he is ordinarily resident in The Gambia and has been so resident throughout the period of five years, or such shorter period as the Minister may in the especial circumstances of any particular case accept, immediately preceding his application.

(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (4), any person of full age and capacity born. outside The Gambia whose father was at the time of that person's birth a citizen of The Gambia by virtue of the provisions of subsection (3) of section 1 or section 4 of the Constitution may, on making application therefor to the Minister in the prescribed manner, be registered as a citizen of The Gambia.

(3) Subject to the provisions of subsection (4), any woman who is or has been married to a citizen of The Gambia may, on making application therefor to the Minister in the prescribed manner, be registered as a citizen of The Gambia whether or not she is of full age and capacity.

(4) A person shall not be registered as a citizen of The Gambia under this section unless and until he has taken an oath of allegiance in the forma specified in the First Schedule to this Act.


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