Liberia Citizenship

Liberia Citizenship

LIBERIA CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship laws are based upon the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia.  The Liberian Constitution states that, “In order to preserve, foster, and maintain the positive Liberian culture, values, and character, only persons who are Negroes or of Negro descent shall qualify by birth or by naturalization to be citizens of Liberia.”

  • BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Liberia does not automatically confer citizenship. The only exception is a child born to unknown parents.
  • BY DESCENT: Child, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Liberia, regardless of the child’s country of birth.
  • BY NATURALIZATION: No information provided beyond the stated constitutional requirements. .

LIBERIA DUAL CITIZENSHIP:  NOT RECOGNIZED.

Exception: Child may keep dual citizenship before reaching the age of majority (18).  Uponreaching majority age, the person must renounce any other citizenship.

LIBERIA LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP:

  • VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Liberian citizenship is permitted by law.
  • INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Liberian citizenship: Person above the age of majority (18) acquires a foreign citizenship.

For more detailed information and advice on citizenship, please Contact EFSAG.