A noncommercial collection of information about citizenship, dual citizenship and multiple citizenship

[Please refer to How to Read a Country Entry for help interpreting this material. It was produced prior to March 2001 as part of a US government report entitled Citizenship Laws of the World. The accuracy and depth of these country listings varies significantly, and some information may be incorrect. At best, this page presents only part of the story for a particular country. Additional information for this country may be available in Country Information]


CITIZENSHIP: Basis for Omani citizenship law was not provided.

BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Oman does not automatically confer citizenship.

BY DESCENT: Child of an Omani father, regardless of the child's country of birth.

Child of an Omani mother and an unknown or stateless father is not granted citizenship; the child is given an internal passport and is considered a resident alien.

MARRIAGE: Foreign woman who marries a citizen of Oman is granted citizenship by registration after a few (unspecified) years of marriage and residency in the country.

Foreign man who marries a citizen of Oman is not eligible for Omani citizenship.

BY NATURALIZATION: Naturalization as an Omani citizen is only available to women through marriage to an Omani, and by special decree for men.

DUAL CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED. Exception: Though Dual Citizenship is not recognized, Omani law does not specifically forbid the acquiring of a second citizenship. If the person begins to exercise the rights and privileges of the second citizenship, steps to remove the person's Omani citizenship may be initiated.


VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Omani citizenship is permitted by law. Contact the Embassy for details and required paperwork.

INVOLUNTARY: There are no grounds for the automatic involuntary loss of Omani citizenship.

ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, or requests for renunciation of citizenship, should be directed to the address below:

Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman Consular Section 2535 Belmont Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-387-1980/81/82 Fax: 202-745-4933


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