Uzbekistan introduces changes to the law on citizenship
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Stateless persons born in Uzbekistan no longer need to live in Uzbekistan for 5 years in a row to obtain citizenship.
The President of Uzbekistan signed the law “On Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Citizenship of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
The concept of “identification ID-card” was introduced into the Law.
According to the amendments, a person registered at the place of permanent residence in Uzbekistan before 1 January 2005 and previously did not have the citizenship of a foreign state, is recognized as a citizen of Uzbekistan in the event of his will.
Also, a child is recognized as a citizen of Uzbekistan, one of whose parents (single father or mother) is recognized as a citizen of Uzbekistan who has not accepted the citizenship of a foreign state and lives in Uzbekistan, in the event of his will.
According to the law, now in the absence of documents confirming the facts for recognizing him as a citizen of Uzbekistan, the applicant can establish these facts in court.
In addition, for stateless persons born and residing in the territory of Uzbekistan 5 years before the date of filing an application for admission to citizenship of Uzbekistan (from the date of obtaining a residence permit for stateless persons), the period of uninterrupted residence has been canceled.
The law comes into force on the day of its official publication.