Did you know that some countries in the world offer citizenship to whoever is born in their country, unconditionally?
This kind of citizenship rule is called Jus Soli, a Latin word, meaning “Land rights”. Jus Soli rule grants citizenship to children born in the country, regardless of their parents’ status in the country.
In this post, we’ll introduce you to the top 7 countries that are based on Jus Soli and offer citizenship to any child born in the country.
According to Argentina’s citizenship rule, any child born in Argentina is automatically an Argentinean citizen. This term applies to the Falklands island too, as Argentina believes this island belongs to Argentina.
Argentina is a Spanish speaking country, has a population of 45 million people and Argentinean passport is good for 170 countries in the world.
After giving birth in Argentina, the parents can apply for Argentinean citizenship as well, if they reside in Argentina for 2 continuous years.
According to Brazilian nationality law, any child born in Brazil is considered Brazilian.
Brazil is a large melting pot where you’ll find every race and every skin color, living side by side with low racism against people of color.
Brazil is a Portuguese speaking country with 212 million people and Brazilian Passport has access to 170 countries in the world.
After giving birth in Brazil, the child’s parents will get permanent residency if they wish and can apply for a Brazilian passport, after residing in Brazil for 1 year.
Canada grants citizenship to any child, born in Canada, regardless of parents’ status and according to Henley Passport Index, Canadian passport is constantly among the world’s top 10 passports with access to 183 countries, including the United States.
Canada is an English speaking country with a population of 37 million people in it. According to USNews, Canada is the best country in the world to live in. Canadians enjoy a high-quality life with clean weather in most cities and access to some of the best universities in the world.
Chilean nationality law grants citizenship to any child born in Chile.
Chile is a Spanish speaking country with a population of 19 million people. Chile is one of the best countries in South America and Chilean passport is good for 174 countries, including the US and Canada.
After giving birth in Chile, the parents can apply for Chilean permanent residency, but to be eligible for Chilean citizenship, they should live in Chile for 5 years.
Mexico offers birthright citizenship to any child born in Mexico, regardless of the child’s parents’ status.
Mexico is a Spanish country with more than 128 million population. Mexican passport allows access to 159 countries in the world, including Canada.
6- United States
Any child born in the US is automatically a US citizen.
United States is one of the most powerful countries in the world and being a citizen in the US means having access to countless great cities, job opportunities, highly ranked universities, and more.
The United States is an English speaking country and home to 331 million people. US passport is good for 184 countries in the world.
However, by giving your child an American citizen, you’re making your child a lifetime taxpayer, even if residing in other countries. This fact is the reason why a lot of American citizens who don’t live there, choose to renounce their American citizenship.
Uruguay is another great country that grants citizenship to children born in Uruguay.
Uruguay is the most democratic country in South America and one of the most stable countries in that region.
Uruguay is a Spanish speaking country with 3.5 million people calling it home.
Uruguayan passport has access to 153 countries in the world.