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Encyclopedia > Peruvian nationality law

According to the Peruvian Constitution and nationality legislation passed in 1996 as well as an executive order declared in 1997, Peruvian nationality can be passed by birth via jus soli or by registration if born overseas and duly registered at a Peruvian embassy or consulate before the child reaches 18 years of age. In addition, infants or minor children found abandoned on Peruvian territory are assumed to be Peruvian citizens. This is consistent with the nationality law of most countries of the Americas. Nationality is, in English usage, a legal relationship existing between a person and a state. ... Nationality is, in English usage, a legal relationship existing between a person and a state. ... Jus soli (Latin for right of the territory) is a right by which nationality or citizenship can be recognised to any individual born in the territory of the related state. ... In computer vision, sets of data acquired by sampling the same scene or object at different times, or from different perspectives, will be in different coordinate systems. ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ... The term Consulate can refer to: the office or the period in office of a consul a diplomatic consulate the French Consulate which governed between 1799 and 1804 a brand of menthol cigarettes Consulate This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now a state), and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... Nationality law is that branch of a countrys legal system wherein legislation, custom and court precendent combine to define the ways in which that countrys nationality and citizenship are transmitted, acquired or lost. ... The Americas refers collectively to North and South America, as a relatively recent and less ambiguous alternative to the name America, which may refer to either the Americas - typically in languages other than English, where it is often considered a single continent - or, in English and colloquially in other languages...

Those children born overseas to Peruvian mothers or fathers who were not registered before reaching 18 years of age can acquire Peruvian nationality by choice if: Nationality is, in English usage, a legal relationship existing between a person and a state. ...

  • A petition is made to the Directorate of Naturalizations and Immigration (DIGEMIN). For this the petitioner must be resident in the Republic of Peru.

Foreigners can acquire Peruvian nationality if:

  • Minor children born overseas to foreign parents who, having lived in the territory of the republic for five years, can elect to acquire Peruvian nationality at 18 years of age.
  • Foreigners married to Peruvian spouses may acquire Peruvian nationality after two years of marriage and domicile in Peru.


  • Peruvian Directorate of Naturalizations and Migration (in Spanish)
  • Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Relations (in Spanish)

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