More Indians heading for Tanzania

Indians have topped the list of foreigners who applied for Tanzanian citizenship in the past decade.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 11:52 IST

Indians have topped the list of foreigners who applied for Tanzanian citizenship in the past decade, according to immigration statistics.

Of the 1,813 foreigners who have applied for citizenship of this East African country between 1996 and 2005, there were 590 Indian citizens, of whom 482 have been granted citizenship.

Tanzania's close neighbour Burundi, however, came only second in the number of citizenship applications, with 587 applications handed in the same period and 498 Burundian nationals have been granted citizenship.

Further down the application list are nationals from neighbouring Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Nationals from far-away countries like in Europe and Asia other than India were the other foreigners who have also applied for Tanzanian citizenship between 1996 and 2006.

First Published: Apr 01, 2006 11:47 IST