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CITIZENSHIP: Information on the basis for Equatorial Guinean citizenship laws was not provided.

BY BIRTH: Child born within the territory of Equatorial Guinea is granted citizenship, regardless of the nationality of the parents. The only exception is a child born to foreigners in the service of their country.

BY DESCENT: Child born abroad, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Equatorial Guinea.

BY NATURALIZATION: Equatorial Guinean citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions: Person is of legal age (unspecified). Person has resided in the country for at least 10 years.



VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Equatorial Guinean citizenship is permitted under law. Contact Equatorial Guinean Embassy for details and required paperwork.

INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Equatorial Guinean citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires a foreign citizenship.

ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, or requests for renunciation of citizenship, should be directed to the address below:

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea Consular Section 2020 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20009

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-518-5700 Fax: 202-518-5252



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