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The Bahamas Independence Order 1973

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Renunciation of citizenship

12.  Any citizen of The Bahamas who has attained the age of twenty-one years and who—

(a)is also a citizen or national of any other country; or

(b)intends to become a citizen or national of any other country,

shall be entitled to renounce his citizenship of The Bahamas by a declaration made and registered in such manner as may be prescribed;

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(a)in the case of a person who is not a citizen or national of any other country at the date of registration of his declaration or renunciation, if he does not become such a citizen or national within six months from the date of registration he shall be, and shall be deemed to have remained, a citizen of The Bahamas notwithstanding the making and registration of his declaration of renunciation; and

(b)the right of any person to renounce his citizenship of The Bahamas during any period when The Bahamas is engaged in any war shall be subject to such exceptions or qualifications as may be prescribed in the interests of national security or public policy.

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