2022 Georgia Code
Title 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 2 - Persons and Their Rights
§ 1-2-11. Rights of Aliens Generally; Purchase, Holding, and Conveyance of Realty

Universal Citation: GA Code § 1-2-11 (2022)
  1. Aliens are the subjects of foreign governments who have not been naturalized under the laws of the United States.
  2. Aliens who are subjects of governments at peace with the United States and this state, as long as their governments remain at peace with the United States and this state, shall be entitled to all the rights of citizens of other states who are temporarily in this state and shall have the privilege of purchasing, holding, and conveying real estate in this state.

History. Laws 1785, Cobb’s 1851 Digest, p. 364; Laws 1849, Cobb’s 1851 Digest, p. 367; Code 1863, §§ 1592, 1593; Code 1868, §§ 1655, 1656; Code 1873, §§ 1660, 1661; Code 1882, §§ 1660, 1661; Civil Code 1895, §§ 1814, 1816; Civil Code 1910, §§ 2171, 2173; Code 1933, §§ 79-302, 79-303.

Cross references.

Licensing of aliens as physicians, osteopaths, and other medical professionals, §§ 43-34-28 , 43-34-30 .

Law reviews.

For article discussing inheritance by aliens, see 10 Ga. L. Rev. 447 (1976).

For article discussing legal aspects of investments and trade in Georgia by foreign business enterprises, see 27 Mercer L. Rev. 629 (1976).

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