Birthright Citizenship Worldwide (2015)

World map highlighting in green which countries recognize birthright citizenship.
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At a Glance



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  • History
  • Global Migration & Immigration
  • Human & Civil Rights

Who can be a citizen? Many countries recognize birthright citizenship, meaning that anyone born within a country's territory is automatically a citizen, even if the parents are not citizens. See the full-sized image below for analysis.

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