Is Dual Citizenship Allowed in Nepal?


Are you planning to take foreign country’s citizenship? Or you wish to take dual citizenship? Wait a minute. You can’t accept dual citizenship otherwise Nepal will not accept you as a Nepalese citizen.

Can I Take Dual Citizenship?

The best answer to this question can be given by giving some background information about if it is possible to have dual citizenship in Nepal.

According to Nepali Nationality law, dual citizenship is not allowed to Nepalese citizen. The constitutions of Nepal, strictly prohibited to accept others countries citizenship for Nepalese citizen.

The Nepal Citizenship Act 2020 B.S. was first promulgated on 16 Falgun 2020 (28th February 1964) and provides for a single citizenship for the entire country to inherit Nepalese nationality. Citizenship act 2006 Nepal was enacted on 26 November 2006. It repeals the 1964 Act and makes further provisions for acquisition and termination of Nepali citizenship and it matters.

Nepal dual citizenship act

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The Problem Of Dual Citizenship

If you have a dual nationality, then you cannot own property in Nepal. In this current situation, Nepal does not allow the grant of dual citizenship. You will either have to renounce foreign nationality and keep the Nepalese nationality. You can also renounce the Nepalese nationality and keep the foreign nationality. If you happen to reveal both the citizenships in the Immigration sector, you will be breaching the law of Nepal and will have to face the consequences.

What is the nationality of Nepal?

What is the nationality of Nepal? Many people know Nepal as being the country of Lord Buddha and the country with the highest peak in the world. However, less number of people might know the dual citizenship and other details about this beautiful country.

The nationality of Nepal is Nepalese. Nepalese people are the Indo-Aryan and Sino-Tibetan citizens. These people living in Nepal are called Nepalese under the Nepali nationality law. People of Nepal do not equate their nationality with ethnicity. Nationality is equated to citizenship and allegiance as this beautiful country is home to people of many national origins. Nepalese people are the migrants from India, Burma, Tibet, and Yunnan. This country is a multicultural and multiethnic country.

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List of Countries That Disallow Dual Citizenship

Nepal is not the single country to disallow dual citizenship in the world. Here is the complete list of countries who disallow dual citizenship.

1. India
2. China
3. Japan
4. Burma (Myanmar)
5. Singapore
6. Malaysia
7. United Arab Emirates
8. Kuwait
9. South Korea
10. North Korea
11. Austria
12. Andorra
13. Azerbaijan
14. Bahrain
15. Botswana
16. Czech Republic
17. Fiji
18. Indonesia
19. Ecuador
20. Estonia
21. Iran
22. Poland
23. Papua New Guinea
24. Brunei
25. Peru
26. Kenya
27. Kazakhstan
28. Chile
29. Kiribati
30. Poland
31. Latvia
32. Slovakia
33. Ecuador
34. Lithuania
35. Solomon Islands
36. Mauritius
37. Netherlands
38. Romania
39. Thailand
40. Mexico
41. Venezuela
42. Zimbabwe
43. Norway
44. Mauritius

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