Naturalisation and citizenship in Djibouti

Hello everyone,

What are the requirements for acquiring citizenship in Djibouti? For example, length of residence, language requirements, employment etc..

What formalities are involved in the process?

What is the policy on dual-citizenship in Djibouti? Do you have to give up your former nationality?

What are the advantages and benefits of acquiring Djiboutian citizenship, in your opinion?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship is based on Law No.200/AN/81 of October 24, 1981. Those who were citizens before June 27, 1977, retain their citizenship.
BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Djibouti does not automatically confer citizenship. The exception is a child born to unknown parents.
BY DESCENT: Child whose father is a citizen of Djibouti, regardless of the child's country of birth. Child born in Djibouti, of a Djibouti mother and an unknown father.
REGISTRATION: Foreign national, who marries a citizen of Djibouti, may apply for citizenship after two years of marriage.
BY NATURALIZATION: Djibouti citizenship may be acquired upon the fulfillment of the following condition: Person must have resided in the country for at least 10 years.

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