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The second that a new baby is born into this world, it becomes a citizen of (at least) one country.

How is that determined?

2 ways:

  1. By blood of the parents (Jus Sanguinis or blood meaning what the parents are)
  2. By location of the birth (Jus Soli or the Soil meaning where it is born)

It happens automatically in your home country and you don’t think about it.

Most people don’t realize that they can have a baby in ANY COUNTRY and then the laws of that country would apply to their baby.

As Dream World Passport Dreamers, we should plan out HOW and WHERE we MIGHT have a baby.


How Does a Baby Get Dual Citizenship?

If you have a baby born in a “Soil” country, it gets automatic citizenship, regardless of the nationality of the parents. 

If the parents are a different nationality than the soil country, the baby gets automatic dual citizenship. This can greatly shorten the time for the parents to naturalize in the soil country because they are parents of a citizen.

It’s a sweet way to speed up the process of setting your family up with dual citizenships.


Which Countries Allow Dual Citizenship?

Many countries allow dual citizenship (holding more than 1 passport at the same time). There are some that force to give up your other citizenship when you are naturalized into a new country as a citizen. The USA used to do this a long time ago but now they allow Americans to be dual citizens.

There’s one way to get instant citizenship that people aren’t really aware of: have a baby that’s born in a country that gives citizenship by soil meaning where you’re born.

The large majority of countries that allow this in an unrestricted manner are in the Americas. Even the United States and Canada. This is why you hear the term anchor baby in the United States. If an immigrant who is not a citizen of the US manages to get into the country and has a baby, that baby is automatically a US citizen. The same thing happens in a lot of other countries.

Why not plan ahead and take advantage of this?

The top way to do this is probably Mexico for most people. A Mexican Citizenship/passport is a pretty strong one. You get visa-free access to 154 countries and if you were American, dual citizenship with your nearest neighbor. We could also do this with Canada if that’s an attractive option to you. The dual citizenship requirements are easy to meet.

The added benefit for says an American having a baby in Mexico is now you have a blood relative who is a Mexican citizen. You can be naturalized in only two years instead of the normal five if you have a blood relative who is a Mexican citizen. Thus you save 3 years of your life by becoming a Mexican citizen yourself.

For those of us that are here at dreamworld passport, we like to do the research ahead of time and craft our dream world exactly the way we want it. 

Many people start out as digital nomads and then transition into a more settled existence in 1 to 2 countries. The same people frequently want to start a family. Planning out where and when you want to have your children is a big deal.

We like Mexico the best but will cover all the available countries in this article.

Picking a Country
Factors to Consider

  • What is your home country
  • Any countries of family or spouse
  • Where you might want to live
  • Strength of the passport
  • Quality of Healthcare

Latin American Countries

Central & North America

BelizeCosta RicaEl SalvadorGuatemala
HondurasMexicoNicaraguaPanama

South America

It is the fourth largest of the world’s continents and it is generally referred to as the New World. It is divided into 12 different countries. We’ll be tackling each of these in relation to having your baby in Southern America and how to get the baby or the parents extra citizenship(s).

ArgentinaBoliviaBrazilChileColombia
EcuadorGuyanaParaguayPeruSuriname
UruguayVenezuela   

Caribbean

There are a number of countries under the Caribbean but we will tackle them in our future blogs. For now, we will be focusing more on North, Central, and South America. 

Antigua & BarbudaArubaBahamasBarbadosCayman Islands
CubaDominicaDominican RepublicGrenadaGuadeloupe
HaitiJamaicaMartiniquePuerto RicoSaint Barthélemy
St. Kitts & NevisSt. LuciaSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesTrinidad & TobagoTurks & Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands    


Central & North America

CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH

MEXICO 

 

Your baby is born with Mexican citizenship if:

  • born in Mexican territory regardless of the nationality of their parents;
  • born abroad if one or both of their parents was a Mexican national born in Mexican territory;
  • born abroad if one or both of their parents was a Mexican national by naturalization;
  • born in Mexican merchant or Navy ships or Mexican merchant or Army aircraft.

Mexico is a good passport to have, especially for Canadians, Americans, and even other Latin Americans.

Visa-free access: 159 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


BELIZE

 

Your baby is born with Belize citizenship if:

  • Those that are born in Belize and to children and grandchildren of Belize citizens are entitled to citizenship. However, citizenship is not available for those whose parent is a citizen of a country at war with Belize or has immunity from a legal power in Belize.

While Belize is a pretty good passport to have, it is not a recommended place to HAVE your baby. Health care is substandard there. While it is improving, there are much better options such as Mexico.

Visa-free access: 101 Countries.
Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


COSTA RICA 

Your baby is born with Rica citizenship if:

  • Those born in Costa Rica acquire citizenship at birth.
  • Those born to at least one Costa Rican parent, regardless of the place of birth, acquire citizenship.

Costa Rica is a pretty good passport to have, it is not a recommended place to HAVE your baby. Health care is substandard there. While it is improving, there are much better options such as Mexico.

Visa-free access: 150 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


El Salvador

  • If your baby was born in the country of El Salvador, he/she is eligible for birthright nationality. However, if you are in the country illegally or were a temporary resident, you cannot get the nationality.

While El Salvador is a pretty good passport to have, it is not a recommended place to HAVE your baby. The health care provided by doctors and hospitals is below average there. While it is improving, there are much better options such as Mexico.

Visa-free access: 141 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Guatemala

  • If you’re thinking of having your baby in Guatemala, your baby will get the country’s citizenship regardless of you and your partner’s nationality, including birth on any Guatemalan ship or aircraft.

Visa-free access: 133 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

While Guatemala is a pretty good passport to have, it is not a recommended place to HAVE your baby. The Guatemalan government does not give enough budget for the country’s health care. Currently, Guatemala has the fourth-highest rate of malnutrition, and although the Guatemalan constitution guarantees healthcare, a number of citizens fail to access the proper medical help.

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Honduras

  • Babies born abroad to a Honduran father or mother by birth and infants of unknown parents found in Honduran territory are Hondurans by birth.

Honduras is a good passport to have, it is a recommended place to HAVE your baby. 

The country is rebuilding its healthcare system. It is a top priority for the incoming government in Honduras and the great thing about it is that they are giving a huge significance to the children’s right to health. 

Visa-free access: 135 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Nicaragua

  • Babies born within the territory of Nicaragua, including foundlings, regardless of whether their parents are nationals or foreigners acquire the country’s citizenship. However, if the baby is born to foreign officials, they must choose Nicaraguan nationality upon reaching their age of maturity. 

Nicaragua is a good passport to have, it is a recommended place to HAVE your baby. The country offers high-quality healthcare with several highly specialized healthcare centers/hospitals in the greater Managua area.

Visa-free access: 126  Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Panama

  • To have birthright nationality, the country’s law is that babies that are born after October 1928 had to be legitimate or legitimized and at least one parent had to be a Panamanian national. 

  • However, if you are a foreign national and your baby is born in Panama, when it reaches the age of 18,  they can choose Panamanian nationality upon reaching the majority by declaring their intent to the proper authorities. 

While Panama is a pretty good passport to have, it is a recommended place to HAVE your baby with reservation. This is due to the fact that the country’s health care system is in 97th place out of 191 countries worldwide. Plus your baby doesn’t get full citizenship until age 18.

Visa-free access: 142 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  MAYBE


South America

Argentina

  • Any person born in Argentine territory acquires Argentine nationality at birth. A notable exception to this rule is for children of persons in the service of a foreign government, such as foreign diplomats.

Argentine is a good passport to have, it is a recommended place to HAVE your baby. The Argentinian public healthcare system is free for everyone—this includes the locals, expats, and tourists. Inpatient and outpatient care is completely free. You can pay for VIP services at private hospitals too if you desire.

Visa-free access: 170 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Bolivia

  • Those born in Bolivian territory acquire citizenship at birth, except for those born to foreign personnel on diplomatic missions. 
  • Those born to a Bolivian mother or father, whether in Bolivian territory or abroad, also acquire citizenship by birth.

Bolivia’s healthcare system greatly improved. The country recently launched the new and free Unified Health System (SUS in Spanish). This system covers at least 70% of the Bolivian population who lack any form of insurance. Under the new public healthcare system, at least 35,000 patients have so far received help and been given medical aid.

So with the country’s series of improvements in healthcare reforms centered around the Unified Family, Community, and Intercultural Health System, it is recommended to HAVE your baby in Bolivia.

Visa-free access: 79 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Brazil

  • Anyone born in Brazil acquires citizenship at birth, except for those born to parents in the service of a foreign government, such as foreign diplomats.

  • Those born outside Brazil to a Brazilian parent who is in the service of the Brazilian government or to a Brazilian parent and registered with a Brazilian consular office are also citizens by birth.

Getting a passport in Brazil is a good one to have, it is a recommended place to HAVE your baby. This is because the country has a well-functioning primary health care system organized by family health teams.

Visa-free access: 170  Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Chile

  • Those born in Chile acquire citizenship at birth, except for those born to parents in the service of a foreign government and to foreigners who do not reside in the country.

Chile along with Uruguay is considered one of the most expensive cities in South America. It is a great place to move to if your financial situation permits. 

If your baby is born in Chile, a Chilean nationality is acquired at birth. However, there are exceptions to this one— your baby cannot acquire Chilean nationality if the parent is in the service of a foreign government such as a diplomat and you do not reside in the country. However, the good news is that your child when older can then apply to acquire Chilean nationality since the country is on the principles of jus soli and jus sanguine.

It can be noted that the economy in Chile is now one of the most stable across the continent and the country is home to a flourishing financial sector that offers job opportunities to bilingual speakers. 

The Chilean passport is one of the best in the world. It is recommended to HAVE your baby in Chile due to the recent statistics from the World Health Organization stating that Chile’s health system ranked 33rd out of 190 countries.

The medical facilities in Chile are one of the best in America, especially in Santiago, where the standard of the healthcare system is very high. 

Visa-free access: 174 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Colombia

Colombia does not grant automatic birthright citizenship.

  • Those born in Colombia acquire Colombian citizenship if at least one parent is either a Colombian citizen or resident in Colombia.

  • Those born outside Colombia to at least one Colombian parent can register as a citizen by birth with a local consulate or by returning to Colombia as residents.

Colombia is a good passport to have, and we highly recommend you to HAVE your baby in this place. According to the World Health Organization, the country’s health care ranks as the 22nd most efficient in the world. And yes, the Colombia healthcare system is one of the best in the world. 

The Colombia healthcare system is one of the world’s best. 

Visa-free access: 131 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Ecuador

Ecuadorian Nationality can be granted on the grounds that a child was born within the Ecuadorian territory (jus soli) or on the ground that the child’s parents were born in Ecuador (jus sanguinis).

Ecuador has a comprehensive publicly funded health system and national health insurance. With free medical care being available to all residents regardless of income and without buying any type of medical insurance, it is a recommended place for you to HAVE your baby. 

Visa-free access: 93 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Guyana

  • Your baby can acquire nationality by birth if born in the country. There is an exception to this if the parent of the baby has diplomatic immunity or is a citizen of a country that is at war with Guyana.
  • If you gave birth on aircraft or ships that are registered in Guyana or any that belong to the government, your baby can get the nationality. 

The standard of healthcare in Guyana is below the standards offered by Western countries.

Visa-free access: 86 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: No

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Paraguay

  • A baby of foreign nationals born in Paraguay is given Paraguayan nationality at birth. Does not apply to children of parents in the service of a foreign government.

While having a passport in Paraguay is good, it is not a recommended place for you to have your baby. The country’s healthcare system is severely understaffed and that makes it difficult for you to access good medical service. 

Visa-free access: 142 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Peru

  • A baby born to foreign nationals will get a Peruvian nationality at birth. Must be registered prior to age 18.

Peru may be one of the countries with the most breathtaking views but it is not a recommended place for you to have your baby. Its healthcare system is too poor as compared to its North American counterparts. There is limited access to healthcare most especially in rural areas. 

It’s also common for people to wait for months to get an appointment in a public hospital. Even for minor health issues, the waiting period is quite lengthy.

Visa-free access: 135 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Suriname

  • Babies acquire the Surinamese nationality by birthright to those who were born in the country, this includes babies who were abandoned and whose parents are unknown.

Suriname has a weak passport but a good healthcare system. That combination is not enough for us to recommend having a baby there to acquire citizenship.

Visa-free access: 78 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Uruguay

  • Children born within the Republic of Uruguay, regardless of the nationality of the parents, receive citizenship. Uruguayan law refers to this as “natural” citizenship. 

Uruguay is a small country that has a growing Human Development Index and has consistently ranked higher than any other country in Latin America. It is considered one of the safest places in Latin America. 

Natural citizenship is acquired automatically if your baby is born on Uruguayan territory or outside of Uruguay to an Uruguayan parent. But the child has to wait until the age of 18 years old to apply for citizenship. 

Apart from what was aforementioned, a number of people consider Uruguay’s healthcare system to be one of the best. The country employs 5.08 physicians per 1,000 people, and this makes it one of the most well-staffed systems in the entire world. 

The issue is having to wait until your child is 18 to get the full citizenship. This may not be the best move for some people.

Visa-free access: 153 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  MAYBE


Venezuela

  • Any person born in Venezuela acquires Venezuelan citizenship at birth, regardless of the nationality or status of the parents.

In recent years, Venezuela’s health care system had widespread shortages of medicines, lack of water, and basic health products. So, it is not a recommended place for you to have your baby. 

Venezuela is a general no-go country at the moment. Things can change but currently we don’t recommend even visiting this country.

Visa-free access: 128 Countries.

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda


Those who were born in Antigua on or before October 31, 1981 acquired Antigua and Barbuda citizenship. 

Those born in the territory of Antigua and Barbuda after October 31, 1981 also acquired citizenship except for children born to diplomatic personnel.

The mission of the country’s ministry of health is to promote and provide high-quality health services that are accessible and affordable to the people of Antigua and Barbuda, supported by policy formulation, health regulation, and strategic partnerships. With this, Dream World Passport recommends you to HAVE your baby in the country. 

Visa free access: 139 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Aruba


  • Your baby gets a citizenship if born in Aruba or naturalized in Aruba
  • Your baby also gets a citizenship if born on Curacao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius or Saba, and is a resident of Aruba with an uninterrupted stay as from 1 January 1986

In terms of the country’s healthcare, Dream World Passport recommends you to HAVE a baby in Aruba. It has one of the best healthcare systems in the Caribbean and it is available for everyone. Their healthcare system improves their experience of delivering care by enabling the network to become transparent to their working world.

Visa free access: 67 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: No

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Bahamas


If your baby is born outside the Bahamas are entitled to citizenship if born to a Bahamian father or a Bahamian unmarried mother.

Your baby gets a citizenship if you are a foreign women who marry a Bahamian citizen;

Your baby gets a citizenship if born in the Bahamas to non-Bahamian parents

While non-residents can receive health care if necessary, it is recommended for long-term visitors to purchase private health insurance. This is because the country does not include a national health insurance scheme as a part of its health care system. Basic Bahamian health care is free for expectant mothers, children, civil servants and all people aged 60 and over. So, we recommend you to HAVE your baby in the Bahamas.

Visa free access: 154 countries

Dual citizenship allowed: No

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Barbados


Your baby can acquire the Barbadian nationality if born within the territory after November 29, 1966 to at least one Barbadian parent, which is interpreted to include a mother only. If your baby is illegitimate, there is no need to worry as long parents were not immune from legal processes or an enemy alien;

Your baby can also acquire nationality even if born abroad legitimately after November 29, 1966 to a father who was born in Barbados or if illegitimate to a Barbadian-born mother.

Lastly, if your baby was born upon an aircraft or ship which is registered in Barbados or an unregistered aircraft or ship belonging to the government, a Barbadian nationality can still be acquired.

The healthcare system in Barbados is ranked among the best in the Caribbean. While there may be problems with access to some highly specialized clinical and rehabilitative services, the core medical services are well developed. With this, Dream World Passport recommends you to HAVE your baby in Barbados.

Visa free access: 136 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Cayman Islands (U.K.)


If your baby is born on or after January 1st 2004 are ‘Caymanian as of Right’ (no matter where they are physically born) if at the date of their birth at least one of their parents was Caymanian and settled in the Cayman Islands.

If the parents obtained Caymanian status any other way than by descent, and their child is born overseas when neither parent is settled in the Cayman Islands, then their child will also be ‘Caymanian as of Right’. The responsibility for determining whether or not someone is in fact a Caymanian now

You can request for the right to be Caymanian if you were born in the Cayman Islands between 27 March, 1977 and 1 January 1983

If you are a foreigner who gave birth in the Cayman Islands, your baby is not Caymanian at birth. You are required to report to the Department of Immigration as soon as practicable in order to have the status in the Islands regularized. This is subjected to immigration control in a manner appropriate in all the circumstances and having regards to the immigration status of the parents or, in the case of a baby born outside of wedlock, of the mother.

The Cayman Islands is committed to having a health system that ensures access to the highest-quality care at an affordable and sustainable cost for all. So, Dream World Passport recommends you HAVE your baby in the country.

Visa free access: 93 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Cuba


Your baby can get a Cuban citizenship if born in Cuba, excepting for babies of foreigners who are in Cuba in service to their governments or an international organizations

Your baby can get a Cuban citizenship if born outside of Cuba who are abroad in service to the Cuban government

Your baby can get a Cuban citizenship if born abroad to Cuban parents

Your baby can get a Cuban citizenship if born abroad to parents who were born in Cuba but have lost Cuban nationality

In Cuba, health care is considered a human right for all citizens. The country’s health care is a national priority. However, the state of economy in Cuba and the Communist government make it an unattractive place to live for foreigners. Dream World Passport recommends you do NOT have your baby in the country.

Visa free access: 76 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: No

Level of Health Care:  Good

Parents Can Become Citizens? Not a good idea

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Dominica


  • Your baby gets citizenship if born in the country irrespective of the nationality of his/her parents.

Healthcare in Dominica is above average in a worldwide comparison. The country has a long history in primary health care, with a focus on providing local health and social services to communities. With this, Dream World Passport recommends you to HAVE your baby in the country.

Visa free access: 128 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Dominican Republic


Everyone who was born on Dominican territory, except for the children of diplomats and parents who were “in transit,” had the right to Dominican nationality. 

Parents were considered to be “in transit” if they remained in the country for a period of 10 days or less. 

The country introduced a structural health reform in 2001, which has been successful in affiliating 70 percent of the population to Family Health Insurance. However, the public service network, which is legally in charge of providing care to the lower-income population, lagged in its restructuring process, with serious problems of quality, efficiency, and governance. 

A weak passport and poor health care make this a no-go for us.

Visa free access: 78 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Grenada


Persons who are born within the territory, except if the parent has diplomatic immunity or is a national of a country at war with Grenada

Persons who are born abroad to at least one parent who was born in Grenada

Persons born upon aircraft or ships registered in Grenada or unregistered aircraft or ships belonging to the government

According to a 2000 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), Grenada has one of the best health care systems in the Caribbean. Therefore, Dream World Passport recommends you HAVE your baby in the country. Grenada takes tremendous pride in its primary care, which it provides to its citizens largely free-of-charge.

Visa free access: 132 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Guadeloupe


A baby will get citizenship if born in the country. The registration of births is obligatory for all children born in Guadeloupe, regardless of the nationality of the mother.

The general health care facilities of the country, including emergency services in health service hospitals and the availability of doctors (GPs) are very good and of an equivalent standard to those found in mainland France. Specialist treatment is also available.  

Dream World Passport recommends you to HAVE your baby in the country. So if you are planning a permanent move to Guadeloupe, consult the UK Department for Work and Pensions for advice on long-term entitlement to health care provision under the French national system.

Visa free access: to research more on this

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Haiti


The Haitian Nationality Law of 1907 provided that legitimate, legitimized or illegitimate children legally recognized by a Haitian father, were birthright nationals. 

Only an illegitimate child of a Haitian mother, who had not been legally recognized by the father, had Haitian nationality. 

Children of unknown parentage born in Haiti were recognized as birthright nationals, as long as the parents did not recognize them before their majority. 

The country has a weak healthcare system. Put that together with political unrest, high poverty and unattractive living options, this is not a good place to have your baby.

Visa free access: 59 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Poor

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Jamaica


Any person born in Jamaica prior to August 6, 1962, who was on that date a citizen of the United Kingdom and its colonies.

Any person born in Jamaica after August 5, 1962

Jamaica does not have highly advanced healthcare and hospital infrastructure, but it is a beautiful country with a vibrant culture, beautiful beaches and a welcoming and friendly local population. This does not overcome the weak economy and passport.

Visa free access: 93 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  MAYBE


Martinique


Visa free access: To research more on this

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

The Martinique Government pays for access to medical attention for the poor. Martinique pays “either the entire cost or the ‘ticket moderateur,’ which is a portion ranging from 0% to 65% depending on the nature of the illness, the care provided, or the type of medication

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  Maybe


Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth, a protected territory of the United States and does not have its own citizenship and passport. You would only consider having a baby here if you were already a US resident.

Due to the uncertain infrastructure in Puerto Rico, we advise against having a baby here.

Visa free access: same as USA because it is part of the US

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Below Average

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Saint Barthélemy


Your baby will get citizenship by birth if born in the country regardless of the citizenship of parents.

Saint Barts health care is the largest NHS trust in London and one of Britain’s leading healthcare. So, we recommend you to HAVE your baby in the country. 

Visa free access: 157 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  


Saint Kitts and Nevis


Your baby will get citizenship by birth if born in the country regardless of the citizenship of parents.

Saint Kitts and Nevis lacks some medical necessities being a small country. Individuals suffering from severe illnesses and injuries may be required to travel overseas in order to receive comprehensive medical care. With all of these, we at Dream World Passport do not recommend you to have your baby in the country.

Visa free access: 138 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Low

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  NO


Saint Lucia


Your baby shall become a citizen at the date of his birth provided that a person shall not become a citizen by virtue of this section if at the time of his birth:

The public system for the most part is quite slow, inefficient, and lacking the resources for comprehensive care. Travelers and expats may be more interested in going to a private healthcare facility, such as the Tapion Hospital located south of Castries.

While the country is a good passport to have, Dream World Passport recommends you to have your baby in the country with reservation.

Visa free access: 131 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  MAYBE


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


A baby born within the territory of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, regardless of the nationality of the parents. The exception is a child, one of whose parents is employed in a foreign diplomatic post.


The medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is above average. You must also take note of the fact that people must pay user fees for care, but prenatal, postnatal and family planning services are free. Health care is free for children under 17 years old. So, we recommend you to HAVE your baby in the country.

Visa free access: 127 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Trinidad and Tobago


Your baby gets the citizenship if born within the territory, except if the foreign parents have diplomatic immunity

Your baby gets the citizenship if born abroad to at least one parent who was born in Trinidad and Tobago

With regards to the public healthcare of the country, it is free to everyone in Trinidad and Tobago and it is paid for by the Government and taxpayers. Healthcare services are provided on a walk-in basis. There are a few major hospitals throughout the country as well as smaller health centers and clinics located regionally throughout.

Therefore, Dream World Passport recommends you HAVE your baby in the country.

Visa free access: 150 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed:  

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Turks and Caicos Islands


  • Your baby born in the TCI can take on the nationality of either of their parents. 

The country has good medical facilities and day to day healthcare and emergency services are handled by private clinics. Medical facilities in the Turks and Caicos Islands have improved with two new hospital facilities on Providenciales and Grand Turk. So, we recommend that you HAVE a baby in the country.

Visa free access: 108 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Good

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES


Virgin Islands



Individuals born in the U.S. Virgin Islands are citizens of the United States.

If your baby is born in the Virgin Islands  acquires U.S. citizenship in the same way as one born in any of the 50 States.

The only reason to have your baby in the USVI is you live here already. Many people move to the island for tax purposes. 

Visa free access: 186 Countries

Dual citizenship allowed: Yes

Level of Health Care:  Very Good

Parents Can Become Citizens?

RECOMMENDATION FOR HAVING YOUR BABY HERE:  YES

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