7Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations concerning Acquisition of NationalityVienna, 24 April 196319 March 1967, in accordance with article VI(1).8 June 1967, No. 8639Signatories19Parties41United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 596, p. 469.See <i>"Note:" </i> in chapter III.6.
Participant<superscript>1,2</superscript>Signature, Succession to signature(d)Ratification, Accession(a)Belgium 9 Sep 1970 aBosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>3</superscript>12 Jan 1994 dBotswana12 May 2008 aBrazil24 Apr 1963 Bulgaria11 Jul 1989 aCameroon21 Aug 1963 Colombia24 Apr 1963 Congo24 Apr 1963 Democratic Republic of the Congo24 Apr 1963 Denmark24 Apr 1963 15 Nov 1972 Dominican Republic24 Apr 1963 4 Mar 1964 Egypt21 Jun 1965 aEstonia21 Oct 1991 aFinland28 Oct 1963 2 Jul 1980 Gabon23 Feb 1965 aGermany<superscript>4,5</superscript>31 Oct 1963 7 Sep 1971 Ghana24 Apr 1963 4 Oct 1963 Iceland 1 Jun 1978 aIndia28 Nov 1977 aIndonesia 4 Jun 1982 aIran (Islamic Republic of) 5 Jun 1975 aIraq<superscript>6</superscript>14 Jan 1970 aItaly22 Nov 1963 25 Jun 1969 Kenya 1 Jul 1965 aKuwait10 Jan 1964 Lao People's Democratic Republic 9 Aug 1973 aLiberia24 Apr 1963 Madagascar17 Feb 1967 aMalawi23 Feb 1981 aMontenegro<superscript>7</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dMorocco23 Feb 1977 aNauru14 Dec 2012 aNepal28 Sep 1965 aNetherlands (Kingdom of the)<superscript>8</superscript>17 Dec 1985 aNew Zealand<superscript>9</superscript> 5 Sep 2003 aNicaragua 9 Jan 1990 aNiger21 Jun 1978 aNorway24 Apr 1963 13 Feb 1980 Oman31 May 1974 aPanama 4 Dec 1963 28 Aug 1967 Paraguay23 Dec 1969 aPhilippines15 Nov 1965 aRepublic of Korea 7 Mar 1977 aSenegal29 Apr 1966 aSerbia<superscript>3</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSuriname11 Sep 1980 aSweden 8 Oct 1963 19 Mar 1974 Switzerland12 Jun 1992 aThailand15 Apr 1999 aTunisia24 Jan 1968 aViet Nam10 May 1973 a
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon ratification or accession.)Netherlands (Kingdom of the)Declaration:The Kingdom of the Netherlands interprets the words "not, solely by the operation of the law of the receiving State" in article II of the Optional Protocol concerning Acquisition of Nationality as meaning that acquisition of nationality by descent is not regarded as acquisition of nationality solely by the operation of this law.1Signed on behalf of the Republic of China on 24 April 1963. See also note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.2The Republic of Viet-Nam had acceded to the Protocol on 10 May 1973. See also note 1 under “Viet Nam” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.3The former Yugoslavia had signed the Optional Protocol on 24 April 1963. See also note 1 under "Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.4See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.5See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.6See chapter III.6 for the text of the reservation contained in the instrument of accession by the Government of Iraq to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and to this Protocol and note in the same chapter for the communication received in this regard by the Government of Israel.7See note 1 under “Montenegro” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.8For the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. See also notes 1 and 2 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.9With a territorial exclusion in respect of the Tokelau Islands: “Declares that, consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this accession shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory."