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ARTICLE 1. (Object)
This legal instrument sets out the conditions governing the granting, acquisition, loss and reacquisition of Angolan nationality.
ARTICLE 2. (Modalities)
Under the provisions of this law, the Angolan nationality can be:
a) by birth;
ARTICLE 3. (Application in due course)
The conditions for granting, acquisition, loss as well as reacquisition of Angolan nationality shall be governed by the legal instrument in force at the moment of verification of the acts and facts leading to them.
ARTICLE 4. (Implications of the granting of nationality)
The granting of Angolan nationality shall take effect at birth without prejudice to the validity of any legal steps taken previously towards the acquisition of another nationality.
ARTICLE 5. (Consequences of the loss of nationality)
The consequences of the loss of Angolan nationality take effect from the date of verification of the acts and facts which, under the provisions of this law, have led to it.
ARTICLE 6. (International treaties)
Provisions of international treaties to which the Angolan State is a signatory shall take precedence over the provisions of this legal instrument.
ARTICLE 7. (Definition)
For the purpose of application of this legal instrument, Angolan father or mother and Angolan citizen refer to those to whom this nationality has been granted by the Nationality Law of 11th November 1975 and by Legal Instrument No. 8/84 of 7th February.
ARTICLE 8. (Jurisdiction of the Council of Ministers)
It shall be the jurisdiction of the Council of Ministers to assess and take decisions on all matters regarding the acquisition, reacquisition and loss of nationality when it's the jurisdiction of National Assembly.
ARTICLE 9. (Nationality by birth)
a) children born in Angola of Angolan father and mother;
b) children born abroad of Angolan father and mother.
ARTICLE 10. (Acquisition on account of affiliation)
Angolan nationality can be granted to minors or children, who cannot fend for themselves, of parents who not only acquire Angolan nationality but also apply for it on behalf of the children. The latter, however, can opt for another nationality on attaining adulthood.
ARTICLE 11. (Acquisition by adoption)
Anyone who is fully adopted by an Angolan national shall acquire Angolan nationality.
ARTICLE 12. (Acquisition by marriage)
A foreigner married to an Angolan national can acquire Angolan nationality if he/she so desires.
A foreigner who loses his/her nationality because of his/her marriage to an Angolan national can acquire Angolan nationality.
ARTICLE 13. (Acquisition of nationality by naturalization)
a) be of age in accordance with Angolan law as well as with the "State law of origin".
b) must have been living continuously in Angola for at least ten years;
c) demonstrate that one is morally and civically integrated into Angolan society;
d) be in a position to look after themselves and ensure their livelihood.
The People's Assembly can grant nationality to a foreigner who has rendered valuable services to the Country or demonstrates exceptional qualities, professional, scientific or artistic.
The Government can grant nationality to a foreigner who has rendered valuable services to the Country or demonstrates exceptional qualities, professional, scientific or artistic.
ARTICLE 14. (Other cases of acquisition)
The following categories of people can acquire Angolan nationality on request:
a) individuals born on Angolan soil who do not have any nationality;
b) individuals born on Angolan soil of unknown parents, unknown nationality or who are stateless.
ARTICLE 15. (Loss of nationality)
a) those who out of their own volition acquire a foreign nationality and express their desire not to continue being Angolan citizens.
b) those who without authorization from the People's Assembly, hold public office in a foreign State.
c) children who are minors born abroad of Angolan nationals and who, ipso facto, have acquired another nationality, if on coming of age express a desire to be Angolan citizens.
d) the adopted fully by foreign citizens if, by attain the age of majority, manifest the intention of not being Angola.
a) they are convicted of crime against external state security.
b) they do military service in a foreign State.
c) they obtained the nationality through misrepresentation or any other fraudulent means, or misleading the authorities concerned.
d) the acquisition of nationality by marriage performed in a fraudulent, illegal or bad faith way.
ARTICLE 16. (Reacquisition of nationality)
When an Angolan nationality acquired in accordance with Legal Instrument of 11th November 1975 and that of 7th February, No.8/84 has been lost as a result of willful declaration by the parents on behalf of minors, the latter can reacquire the nationality, if they so desire, on coming of age.
The citizens referred to in the previous paragraph have to prove that they have been living in Angola for at least a year.
ARTICLE 17. (Basis)
The bases to opposition to acquisition or reacquisition of Angolan nationality are as follows:
a) complete lack of any effective link with Angolan society.
b) conviction for crime punishable by the maximum prison sentence of more than 8 years, in accordance with Angolan law.
c) conviction for crime against internal or external Angolan State security.
d) holding public office in a foreign State without authorization from the People's Assembly.
e) doing military service in a foreign State.
ARTICLE 18. (Legitimacy)
The opposition is carried out by the Prosecuting Counsel by having recourse to the People's Supreme Court, within a period of six months counting from the date of expression of desire to acquire or reacquire the nationality.
ARTICLE 19. (Facts subject to registration)
All the facts and acts which determine the granting, acquisition, loss and reacquisition of nationality, are subject to compulsory registration, in the appropriate book, at the Central Registry.
Excluded from the previous paragraph are the granting of nationality when it is done through birth registration at the Angolan registry office and its acquisition through adoption simply because it is in accordance with the law.
ARTICLE 20. (Declaration of nationality)
The declarations of nationality expressing a desire to obtain Angolan citizenship can be made at Angolan diplomatic or consular missions. The registration is of an unofficial nature, based on the relevant documents which are then submitted to the Central Registry.
ARTICLE 21. (Annotation of nationality)
Every registration regarding the granting, acquisition, loss or reacquisition of nationality shall always be annotate to the birth record of the person concerned.
ARTICLE 22. (Birth records of children of foreign citizens)
In the birth records of children of foreign citizens or children of unknown nationality, born in Angola, the Angolan Registry offices shall be furnished with information on such children.
ARTICLE 23. (Establishment of affiliation or adoption after registration of birth)
When affiliation is established after the registration of birth of a foreigner born in Angola or when his/her adoption is ordered, by judicial decision or act which has established or ordered the affiliation and adoption, mention shall be made in the annotation to the birth record of the nationality of the forebears or the adoptive Angolans.
ARTICLE 24. (Proof of nationality by birth)
Angolan nationality by birth of individuals born on Angolan soil, of Angolan parents, is indicated by the birth record which should not state anything to the contrary.
ARTICLE 25. (Proof of acquisition or loss of nationality)
The acquisition or loss of nationality is evinced by the respective registration or the consequent annotations on the margin of the birth record.
ARTICLE 26. (Option of the Registrar of the Central Registry Offices)
It is the responsibility of the Registrar to express an opinion on all matters on nationality, namely on the questions which have to be submitted to him by the consular officers in case of doubt about the Angolan nationality of anyone who wants to register his/her name at an Angolan Consulate.
ARTICLE 27. (Nationality certificates)
Besides the existence of registration, certificates of Angolan nationality can be issued by the Registrar, at the behest of the person concerned.
ARTICLE 28. (Legitimacy)
Those directly concerned as well as the Prosecuting Counsel have the right of appeal in any matters relating to the granting, acquisition, loss as well as the reacquisition of Angolan nationality.
ARTICLE 29. (Competent court)
The assessment of the appeals referred to in the previous article is the jurisdiction of the civil law section of the People's Supreme Court.
ARTICLE 30. (Conflict between Angolan and foreign nationalities)
Any other nationality granted to Angolan citizens shall not be recognized and shall be deemed null and void.
ARTICLE 31. (Conflict of foreign nationalities)
In case of conflicts arising from the possession of two nationalities, the nationality of the State where the person concerned has his/her permanent residence shall hold sway, failing which the nationality of the State with which he/she has the closest link shall prevail.
ARTICLE 32. (Reacquisition of nationality in accordance with the law)
Nationality shall not be lost by virtue of the application of paragraph 2 of article 9 of Legal Instrument No. 8/84 except in the case of those who do not take advantage of this measure.
ARTICLE 33. (Revoked legislation)
Is revoked Law No. 13/91 of 11 January.
ARTICLE 34. (Doubts and omissions)
Any doubts and omissions arising from the interpretation and application of this law shall be resolved by the National Assembly.
Seen and approved by the National Assembly in Luanda, on 20 April 2005.
This Regulation shall be published.
The President of the National Assembly, Roberto António Victor Francisco de Almeida.
Promulgated on Monday, June 06, 2005.
The President of the Republic, JOSÉ EDUARDO DOS SANTOS.