List of Countries that give citizenship by birth

countries that give citizenship by birth

Birth tourism has been on the increase in recent years. Having a good second passport can be valuable to you and your children as it saves time and money by allowing visa free travel, enhances investment and business opportunities, and offer benefits that last for generations.

Before you opt for a second passport, you should decide on one that will give you the benefits you seek. Most countries have abolished citizenship by birth, which is also known as “jus soli”- meaning “right of the soil”, but there are still countries with exceptionally good passports that are yet to abolish this policy.

We have identified our top 10 countries that give citizenship by birth. Passport holders from most of these countries enjoy visa free travel to Central and South America and most of Europe. Other than Chile (where birthright citizenship is granted upon request, and approval by government) and Canada, non of the under-listed countries enjoy visa free travel to the USA, but some enjoy visa free travel to UK.

  1. Argentina
  2. Canada
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Guatemala
  5. Mexico
  6. Panama
  7. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  8. Uruguay
  9. USA
  10. Venezuela

Other countries include;

  1. Belize
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile
  5. Dominica
  6. Ecuador
  7. El Salvador
  8. Fiji
  9. Grenada
  10. Guyana
  11. Honduras
  12. Jamaica
  13. Nicaragua
  14. Pakistan
  15. Paraguay
  16. Peru
  17. Lucia
  18. Vincent and the Grenadines
  19. Trinidad and Tobago
  20. Tuvalu

Because most countries constantly review their immigration laws, it is imperative that you stay current/obtain up to date information on the country of interest. Before you travel overseas, you should confirm the current status to ascertain that the jus soli policies have not been abolished.

Did this article help you? Read Chioma’s travel story on birth tourism in the USA and get information on the procedure.

Don’t forget to leave your comments here and share your opinion on these countries that give citizenship by birth. 🙂



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