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Best countries for birthright citizenship, 2022

Parents today want better facilitation for their children and this is where the new trend of birth tourism comes into the picture. But better facilities are not the only motive of parents while giving birth to their children in other countries. They can also obtain second citizenship for their future generation with advantages like residences and passports.

So, if you want to know about the best countries for birthright citizenship to secure your children’s future, this article sheds light on countries that practice Birth Tourism.

  1. Chile: Chile is the most robust country that grants birthright citizenship. The nation has outstanding facilities like education, medical and secures 6th place on the best travel document globally. Chile acts on the jus soli abstraction when the outsider wants to give birth, and the child can automatically become a citizen of the country.

    The nation also practices the legal process after completing the Spanish language test and time for naturalization, which helps parents acquire lifelong citizenship and residency. The passport offered to Chileans has surprising and robust properties worldwide because citizens can access visa-free traveling to many countries like the UK, US, Japan, Canada, Europe, and Russia.

  2. Canada: Canada also facilitates birthright citizenship, as the child can automatically get their second passport after birth. The Canadian passport is laden with strong aspects that help citizens travel to approximately 190 countries visa-free. Not only this, but the nation is also well-known for its best education, health and citizens do not need to pay taxes if they do not live. All children with Canadian citizenship can also subsidize their families for permanent residency which acts as a major advantage.
  3. Mexico: Mexico like other countries also has many distinctive properties and amazing vacation places which makes it stand out on our list. The destination is lauded as the 25th best passport globally which offers the right of soil concept. Whenever parents decide to give birth in Mexico, the child can automatically obtain Mexican citizenship. Mexican citizens have the right to travel to many enormous destinations globally with visa-free properties. After becoming a Mexican, children who live for a stipulated time can apply for permanent residency along with their parents and grandparents after two years.
  4. Panama: Panama offers birthright citizenship to children with the help of the right to the soil principle. They have the best medical facilities with a provincial tax system for their citizens. The family members of Panamanian citizens can acquire their permanent citizenship in about 3 years after living there.
  5. Barbados: Barbados is a part of the United Kingdom, that provides birthright citizenship to the children born there. Barbadian citizens can travel across 140 countries without a visa with special access to the United Kingdom. Children also enjoy the complete right to healthcare, education, and social life, and if the parents have any British forefathers, they can apply for a British passport for their child too.
  6. Brazil: Brazil offers visa-free travel access to approximately 150 countries besides the right to the soil principle through birth tourism. The Brazilian passport secures the 20th position globally for providing the best facilities to its citizens. Apart from this, what makes Brazilian citizenship click with people is the parameters such as cheap and desirable environment to live in. Children who take birth in the country have access to all the benefits which include living, studying and working.

Final Verdict: If you are concerned about your child’s future then offering them a second passport, can help resolve your issues. All the mentioned countries have different and amazing rights to their citizens and dependents which make them an apt choice for birth tourism today.

Countries With Birthright Citizenship 2022

CountryCitizenship TypeDetails
Antigua and BarbudaUnrestricted (jus soli)
ArgentinaUnrestricted (jus soli)
AustraliaRestrictedIf one parent is citizen or permanent resident or if child has lived in country for 10 years.
BahrainRestrictedIf father was born in Bahrain.
BarbadosUnrestricted (jus soli)
BelizeUnrestricted (jus soli)
BoliviaUnrestricted (jus soli)
BrazilUnrestricted (jus soli)
CambodiaRestrictedIf parents are living legally in Cambodia.
CanadaUnrestricted (jus soli)
ChadUnrestricted (jus soli)Unrestricted, but child chooses to opt in or out at age 18.
ChileUnrestricted (jus soli)Child can choose to opt in or out.
ColombiaRestrictedIf one parent is citizen or legal resident.
Costa RicaUnrestricted (jus soli)
CubaUnrestricted (jus soli)
DominicaUnrestricted (jus soli)
Dominican RepublicRestrictedMildly restricted.
EcuadorUnrestricted (jus soli)
EgyptRestrictedIf one parent was also born in Egypt.
El SalvadorUnrestricted (jus soli)
FijiUnrestricted (jus soli)
FranceRestrictedIf one parent is French citizen or born in France. Or upon 18th birthday if you've lived in France at least 5 years since age 11.
GermanyRestrictedIf at least one parent has a permanent residence permit and has lived in Germany at least 8 years.
GreeceRestrictedIf parents live in Greece 5-10 years and child attends preschool, or if child has unknown or no other nationality at birth.
GrenadaUnrestricted (jus soli)
GuatemalaUnrestricted (jus soli)
GuyanaUnrestricted (jus soli)
HondurasUnrestricted (jus soli)
Hong KongRestrictedComplicated compatibilities with mainland China.
IndiaRestrictedIf one parent is citizen and the other a citizen or legal migrant (as of 2020).
IranRestrictedIf one parent was born in Iran.
IrelandRestrictedIf one parent is citizen of Ireland or Britain or is legal resident three of last four years.
IsraelRestrictedChildren born in Israel who have no other citizenship can apply for Israeli citizenship between ages of 18-21.
JamaicaUnrestricted (jus soli)
JapanRestrictedIf born to stateless" or unknown parents."
LesothoUnrestricted (jus soli)
LuxembourgRestrictedIf at least one parent was born in country, or if child has lived in country 5 straight years after the age of 12.
MacauRestrictedComplicated compatibilities with mainland China.
MalaysiaRestrictedIf one parent is a citizen or permanent resident.
MaltaRestrictedIf one parent is citizen or born in country.
MexicoUnrestricted (jus soli)
MongoliaRestrictedIf parents are valid residents or unidentified. Child must accept citizenship at age 16.
MoroccoRestrictedIf parents were born in Morocco, child can register for citizenship.
NamibiaRestrictedIf one parent was also born in or regularly lives in Namibia.
New ZealandRestrictedIf one parent is citizen or permanent resident or if child is stateless.
NicaraguaUnrestricted (jus soli)
PakistanRestrictedChildren of refugees are ineligible.
PanamaUnrestricted (jus soli)
ParaguayUnrestricted (jus soli)
PeruUnrestricted (jus soli)
PortugalRestrictedIf child is born with no other nationality, or child petitions for citizenship and one parent lived in Portugal for 2+ years before child's birth.
Saint LuciaUnrestricted (jus soli)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesUnrestricted (jus soli)
South AfricaRestrictedIf parents are citizens or permanent residents.
SpainRestrictedIf one parent was born in Spain or if parents are stateless.
SudanRestrictedIf father was born in Sudan.
TaiwanRestrictedIf parents are Taiwanese citizens or if parents are stateless or unknown.
TanzaniaUnrestricted (jus soli)
ThailandRestrictedIf parents are legal residents for at least five years.
Trinidad and TobagoUnrestricted (jus soli)
TunisiaRestrictedIf father and grandfather were born in Tunisia. Child must claim citizenship before age 20.
TuvaluUnrestricted (jus soli)
United KingdomRestrictedIf one parent is citizen or legally settled in the country or if child has lived in country for 10 years.
United StatesUnrestricted (jus soli)
UruguayUnrestricted (jus soli)
VenezuelaUnrestricted (jus soli)

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