2020 Georgia Code
Title 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 2 - Persons and Their Rights
§ 1-2-3. Duration of Citizenship

Universal Citation: GA Code § 1-2-3 (2020)

Until citizenship is acquired elsewhere, a citizen of this state continues to be a citizen of this state and of the United States.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 54; Code 1868, § 50; Code 1873, § 47; Code 1882, § 47; Civil Code 1895, § 1806; Civil Code 1910, § 2163; Code 1933, § 79-202.)

Cross references.

- Determination of venue in proceedings against corporations, § 14-2-510.

Determination of domicile of persons, T. 19, C. 2.

Determination of residence for purposes of voter registration, § 21-2-217.


Forum non conveniens dismissal of FELA case.

- Because a trial court lacks discretion to dismiss a Federal Employers' Liability Act case on the ground of forum non conveniens, the trial court correctly denied the railroad's motion to dismiss the case on such grounds. Southern Ry. v. Goodman, 259 Ga. 339, 380 S.E.2d 460 (1989).

Cited in Brown v. Seaboard Coast Line R.R., 229 Ga. 481, 192 S.E.2d 382 (1972); Southern Ry. v. Goodman, 259 Ga. 339, 380 S.E.2d 460 (1989).


Change of residence.

- Loss of citizenship does not result from change of residence not intended to be permanent. 1958-59 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 92.

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