Birthright Citizenship Map

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Birthright Citizenship is the automatic granting of citizenship to children born within a nation's borders or territories. The United States and Canada are the only developed nations in the world to still offer Birthright Citizenship to tourists and illegal aliens. 8 U.S.C. § 1401 : US Code - Section 1401 (1952) grants automatic citizenship to any person born in the United States.

The following are among the nations repealing Birthright Citizenship in recent years:

  • Australia (2007)
  • New Zealand (2005)
  • Ireland (2005)
  • France (1993)
  • India (1987)
  • Malta (1989)
  • UK (1983)
  • Portugal (1981)

For a complete list of sources used in the development of this list, click here: Notes and Citations Regarding Birthright Citizenship Laws. Much of the information comes from the websites of the individual countries or the United Nations.

DEVELOPED NATIONS*
Birthright Citizenship      

YES
NO
Canada Andorra
United States Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bermuda
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Holy See
Hong Kong
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom

OTHER NATIONS   
Birthright Citizenship

YES
NO
Antigua and Barbuda Afghanistan
Argentina Albania
Azerbaijan Algeria
Barbados Angola
Belize Armenia
Bolivia Bahamas
Brazil Bahrain
Costa Rica Bangladesh
Dominica Belarus
Dominican Republic Benin
Ecuador Bhutan
El Salvador Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fiji Botswana
Grenada Brunei Darussalam
Guatemala Bulgaria
Guyana Burkina Faso
Honduras Burundi
Jamaica Cambodia
Lesotho Cameroon
Mexico Cape Verde
Nicaragua Central African Republic
Pakistan Chad
Panama Chile
Paraguay China
Peru Colombia
St. Kitts and Nevis Comoros
St. Lucia Congo
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Côte d'Ivoire
Trinidad and Tobago Croatia
Uruguay Djibouti
Venezuela Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Poland
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

* - List of Developed Nations determined by IMF(International Monetary Fund)

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