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CHAPTER III
PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES, DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR RELATIONS, ETC
7 . Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations concerning Acquisition of Nationality
Vienna, 24 April 1963
Entry into force
:
19 March 1967, in accordance with article VI(1).
Registration :
8 June 1967, No. 8639
Status :
Signatories : 19. Parties : 40
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 596, p. 469.
Note :
See  "Note:" in chapter III.6.
Participant 1, 2
Signature, Succession to signature(d)
Ratification, Accession(a)
Belgium
   9 Sep 1970 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
12 Jan 1994 d
 
Botswana
  12 May 2008 a
Brazil
24 Apr 1963
 
Bulgaria
  11 Jul 1989 a
Cameroon
21 Aug 1963
 
Colombia
24 Apr 1963
 
Congo
24 Apr 1963
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
24 Apr 1963
 
Denmark
24 Apr 1963
15 Nov 1972
Dominican Republic
24 Apr 1963
 4 Mar 1964
Egypt
  21 Jun 1965 a
Estonia
  21 Oct 1991 a
Finland
28 Oct 1963
 2 Jul 1980
Gabon
  23 Feb 1965 a
Germany 4, 5
31 Oct 1963
 7 Sep 1971
Ghana
24 Apr 1963
 4 Oct 1963
Iceland
   1 Jun 1978 a
India
  28 Nov 1977 a
Indonesia
   4 Jun 1982 a
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
   5 Jun 1975 a
Iraq 6
  14 Jan 1970 a
Italy
22 Nov 1963
25 Jun 1969
Kenya
   1 Jul 1965 a
Kuwait
10 Jan 1964
 
Lao People's Democratic Republic
   9 Aug 1973 a
Liberia
24 Apr 1963
 
Madagascar
  17 Feb 1967 a
Malawi
  23 Feb 1981 a
Montenegro 7
23 Oct 2006 d
 
Morocco
  23 Feb 1977 a
Nauru
  14 Dec 2012 a
Nepal
  28 Sep 1965 a
Netherlands 8
  17 Dec 1985 a
New Zealand 9
   5 Sep 2003 a
Nicaragua
   9 Jan 1990 a
Niger
  21 Jun 1978 a
Norway
24 Apr 1963
13 Feb 1980
Oman
  31 May 1974 a
Panama
 4 Dec 1963
28 Aug 1967
Paraguay
  23 Dec 1969 a
Philippines
  15 Nov 1965 a
Republic of Korea
   7 Mar 1977 a
Senegal
  29 Apr 1966 a
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
 
Suriname
  11 Sep 1980 a
Sweden
 8 Oct 1963
19 Mar 1974
Switzerland
  12 Jun 1992 a
Thailand
  15 Apr 1999 a
Tunisia
  24 Jan 1968 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification or accession.)
Netherlands
       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.

End Note
1.Signed 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.
2.The 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.
3.The 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.
4.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West)  in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See 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.
7.See note 1 under “Montenegro” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.For 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.
9.With 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."