Algeria doesn’t allow dual citizenship. (Under article 3 of the Law of Nationality of 1970. This article was not changed in the 2005 modification.)
Citizenship is granted to the child if:
Everyone born of at least one parent with Algerian citizenship can gain Algerian citizenship. (Under article 6 of the 2005 Nationality Ordinance and replaces other legislation.)
(The seven year term can be reduced to eighteen months for a child born abroad to an Algerian mother and an alien father.) (Article 11) Not sure to include.
Algeria’s nationality code includes the common provision on the possession d’état de national algérien, if a person has always been treated as Algerian. In addition, it provides that nationality of origin can be claimed by showing evidence of two generations of ancestors born in the country (one parent and one of his or her parents)—but only if those ancestors were Muslim, introducing religious discrimination in an apparently procedural article.
Residence in Algeria permanently for at least 7 years are required for naturalization. (Nationality Law 1970 Article 10(1))
Legal residence in Algeria for 2 years is required, with being married for at least 3 years prior to the application for citizenship. (EUDO Country Review)
Algerian women are denied the right to confer nationality to foreign spouses. Algerian Muslim women are banned from marrying and therefore conferring nationality to men of other religions, a restriction not imposed on Algerian Muslim men.Equal Nationality Rights
Exceptions & Irregularities
Someone who has rendered exceptional service to Algeria or whose naturalization is of exceptional interest for Algeria, may be naturalized. (Article 11)
“The new Nationality Code repeals the limitations on Algerian mothers’ ability to confer nationality on their children, replacing them with a simple overarching provision granting Algerian nationality to all children born in or outside Algeria to an Algerian mother or father without distinction. These revised provisions of the code apply with retroactive effect. As a result, individuals born to Algerian mothers and foreign fathers before the reform are also considered nationals; thus the reform not only serves to prevent future statelessness but also to resolve existing cases. Algeria subsequently lifted its reservation to CEDAW Article 9(2) in 2009”
CEDAW (Convention on the Eliination