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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of March 13, 2020 No. ZRU-610

About nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Accepted by Legislative house on February 18, 2020

Approved by the Senate on February 28, 2020

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of acquisition and the termination of nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 2. Legislation on nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The legislation on nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation about nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

the applicant - the full age citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan or foreign state or the full age person without citizenship who addressed to state body concerning nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

the child - person before achievement of age of eighteen years (age of majority);

the compatriot - the persons and his relatives on the direct descending line who were born or earlier living in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan, not consisting in nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan, living outside the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan under condition if their relatives on the direct ascending line live in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan and are citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

the single parent - the father (mother) who is bringing up the child provided that in official documents about the birth of the child of the information about one parent are absent or are brought according to the bringing-up parent;

legal livelihood - the salary and the payments equated to it, profit on business activity or property, pension, grant, the alimony, social benefits, financial savings or financial aid on family members and other persons, and also other legal income;

the stateless person - the person who is constantly living in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan, not being the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan and not having the evidence of the belonging to nationality of foreign state;

nationality change - acquisition or the termination of nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

the citizen of foreign state - person which does not have the nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan having nationality and the proof of the belonging to nationality (citizenship) of other state;

the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan who is constantly living abroad - the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan who is written out from the permanent residence in the Republic of Uzbekistan and drew up the exit visa abroad on the permanent residence;

accommodation - stay of person legally in the Republic of Uzbekistan or beyond its limits;

the residence permit - the identity document of the stateless person or citizen of foreign state issued in confirmation of permission to permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 4. Nationality in the Republic of Uzbekistan

Nationality in the Republic of Uzbekistan determines the permanent political legal bond of person with the state which is expressed in total their mutual rights, obligations and responsibility and based on recognition and respect of advantage, basic rights and human freedoms.

In the Republic of Uzbekistan nationality, single for all territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan, is established. The citizen of the Republic of Karakalpakstan is at the same time citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan is equal for all irrespective of the bases of its acquisition.

Citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan are equal before the law without distinction as to sex, races, nationalities, language, religion, social origin, beliefs, personal and social standing.

In the Republic of Uzbekistan each person has the right to nationality. Nobody can be deprived of nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan, except as specified, provided by this Law, or the rights to change nationality.

The Republic of Uzbekistan on behalf of the bodies and officials is responsible before citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan is responsible before the state.

The Republic of Uzbekistan performs protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the citizens in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan and beyond its limits.

Decisions on acceptance in nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan, recovery in nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan, getting out of nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan or loss of nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan are accepted by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the form of decrees and become effective from the date of their signing.

Article 5. Belonging to nationality of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan is:

a) the person who was constantly living in the Republic of Uzbekistan as of July 28, 1992, not being the citizen of foreign state and showed willingness to become the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

b) person living in the territory of Uzbekistan and till July 28, 1992 left Uzbekistan for study and continuously studying or passing military service and returned to Uzbekistan within one year after the end of study or military service and constantly registered in the Republic of Uzbekistan on condition of lack of nationality of foreign state at it;

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