ZAMBIA’S EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON BEGINS PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR DUALCITIZENSHIP

LUSAKA — The Zambian Embassy in Washington D.C has started processing applications for dual citizenship for Zambians living in the United States, according to the Zambian ambassador to the US, Ngosa Simbyakula.

Disclosing this when he launched the Association of Zambians in Dallas and Fort-Worth, Dr. Simbyakula said the Embassy had received Transfer of Citizenship application forms from Lusaka to facilitate restoration of the citizenship of Zambians in the US who had lost their citizenship upon gaining American citizenship.

He explained that the essence of Article 39 (I) of the Zambian Constitution is that a citizen shall not lose citizenship by acquiring nationality of another country, according to a statement received here Wedneday from the Zambian Embassy in Washington D.C.

Dr. Simbyakula said once the Zambian Citizenship Board approved the application, a letter would be sent to the Embassy, where applicants will take an Oath of Allegiance as citizens of Zambia. The successful applicants will have to pay 5,000 Kwacha or one US dollar equivalent for the Certificate of Bestowal of citizenship.

However, Dr. Simbyakula has pointed out that the Zambian diplomatic missions have no mandate to issue or replace National Registration Cards (NRCs) which are only issued in Zambia.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK