Zambian embassy in US begins processing dual citizenship applications

SIMBYAKULAThe Zambian Embassy in Washington D.C has begun processing applications for Dual Citizenship for Zambians living in the United States of America.

Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula made the announcement at the launch of the Association of Zambians in Dallas and Fort-Worth Texas.

Dr. Simbyakula said the Embassy has received Bestowal of Citizenship application forms from Lusaka to facilitate restoration of Citizenship for citizens who lost their Zambian citizenship upon acquisition of citizenship of another country.

He has explained that the essence of Article 39(I) of the Constitution was that a citizen shall not lose citizenship by acquiring citizenship of another country.

Dr. Simbyakula, however, pointed out that Zambian missions have no mandate to issue or replace National Registration Cards (NRCs) as these are only issued in Zambia.

Meanwhile Dr Simbyakula Dr. Simbyakula commended the Executive Committee of the Association for bringing together the Zambian family in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

He also encouraged Zambians in the U.S. to register with the Embassy so that in case of anything, the Mission would be able to account for each and every Zambian.

Meanwhile, President of the Association of Zambians in Dallas and Fort Worth, Joyce Chibwe thanked Dr. Simbyakula for officially launching the Association.

Ms. Chibwe said the Association has been registered in accordance with the Texas civil statues as a nonprofit organization.

This is contained in a statement issued by first secretary press and public relations at the Zambian Embassy in Washington DC Cosmas Chileshe.

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