Citizenship

ARTICLE 94.-(1) Every person who, having been born in Grenada is on 6th February 1974 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall become a citizen of Grenada on 7th February 1974.

(2) Every person who, on 6th February 1974 is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies-

  1. having become such a citizen under the British Nationality Act 1948(a) by virtue of his having been naturalized in Grenada as a British subject before that Act came into force ; or
  2. having become such a citizen by virtue of his having been naturalised or registered in Grenada under that Act, shall become a citizen of Grenada on 7th February 1974.
(3) Every person who, having been born outside Grenada, is on 6th February 1974 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall, if his father or mother becomes, or would but for his death have become, a citizen of Grenada by virtue of subsection (1) or subsection (2) of this section, become a citizen of Grenada on 7th February 1974.

ARTICLE  95.-(1) Any person who, before 7th February 1974, has been married to a person-

  1. who becomes a citizen of Grenada by virtue of section 94 of this registered Constitution ; or
  2. who, having died before that date, would, but for his death, have become a citizen of Grenada by virtue of that section. but whose marriage has been terminated by death or dissolution before that date shall be entitled, upon making application and if he is a British protected person or an alien taking the oath of allegiance, to be registered as a citizen of Grenada.
(2) Any person who, having been born outside Grenada, is on 6th February 1974 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies and under the age of eighteen years shall, if his father or his mother becomes a citizen of Grenada on 7th February 1974 by virtue of section 94(2) of this Constitution be entitled, upon application being made on his behalf by his parent or guardian before he attains the age of eighteen years or before such later date as may be prescribed by Parliament, to be registered as a citizen of Grenada.

(3) An application for registration under this section shall be made in such manner as may be prescribed, as respects that application, by Parliament.

ARTICLE  96. Every person born in Grenada on or after 7th February 1974 shall become a citizen of Grenada at the date of his birth :

Provided that a person shall not become a citizen of Grenada by virtue of this section if at the time of his birth-

   1. neither of his parents is a citizen of Grenada and his father or mother possesses such immunity from suit and legal process as is accorded to the envoy of a foreign sovereign power accredited to Grenada ; or
   2. his father or mother is a citizen of a country with which Grenada is at war and the birth occurs in a place then under occupation by that country.

ARTICLE  97. A person born outside Grenada on or after 7th February 1974 shall become a citizen of Grenada at the date of his birth if, at that date, his father or his mother is a citizen of Grenada otherwise than by virtue of this section or section 94(3) of this Constitution.

ARTICLE  98. Any person who is married to a citizen of Grenada or who has been married to a person who was, during the subsistence of the marriage, a citizen of Grenada shall be entitled, upon making application in such manner as may be prescribed by or under a law enacted by Parliament, and if he is a British protected person or an alien taking the oath of allegiance, to be registered as a citizen of Grenada.

ARTICLE  99.-(1) Parliament may make provision for the acquisition of citizenship of Grenada by persons who are not eligible or who are no longer eligible to become citizens of Grenada under the provisions of this Chapter.

(2) Parliament may make provision for depriving of his citizenship of Grenada any person who is a citizen of Grenada otherwise than by virtue of section 94, section 96 or section 97 of this Constitution.

(3) Parliament may make provision for the renunciation by any person of his citizenship of Grenada.

ARTICLE  100.-(1) In this Chapter-
" alien " means a person who is not a Commonwealth citizen, a British protected person or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland ;
" British protected person " means a person who is a British protected person for the purpose of the British Nationality Act 1948 or any Act of the United Kingdom Parliament amending or replacing that Act.

(2) Any reference in this Chapter to the father of a person shall, in relation to a person born out of wedlock and not legitimated, be construed as a reference to the mother of that person.

(3) For the purposes of this Chapter, a person born aboard a registered ship or aircraft, or aboard an unregistered ship or aircraft of the Government of any country, shall be deemed to have been born in the place in which the ship or aircraft was registered or, as the case may be, in that country.

(4) Any reference in this Chapter to the national status of the father of a person at the time of that person's birth shall, in relation to a person born after the death of his father, be construed as a reference to the national status of the father at the time of the father's death, and where that death occurred before 7th February 1974 and the birth occurred on or after that date the national status that the father would have had if he had died on that date shall be deemed to be his national status at the time of his death.