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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