I needed to know whether or not my father is a dual citizen of Venezuela and I would 100% appreciate if you guys could help me the answer.
So landmark events are:
- He was born in Egypt but his parents were of Venezuelan citizenship and living (in which I assumed he would have inherited theirs)
- He migrated to Australia and obtained Australian citizenship in 1973 (aged 16)
- He still currently lives in Australia and possesses an Australian citizenship.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuelan_nationality_law Wikipedia’s information states that he is still likely to be a dual citizen as born or naturalized citizenship are only revoked voluntarily or by a criminal court order.
https://www.multiplecitizenship.com/wscl/ws_VENEZUELA.html This site states he would not be a dual citizen as it is not recognised unless he is younger than age 25.
I did call up the embassy and try to ask but they weren't very helpful.
Could you tell me what is correct?
EDIT: From the looks of this official source: Dual citizenship is recognised as it says (Aritcle 34) that nationality is not lost when gaining another nationality.
I need to know the laws that were current in 1973 but I cannot find it.