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[Please refer to How to Read a Country Entry for help interpreting this material. It was produced prior to March 2001 as part of a US government report entitled Citizenship Laws of the World. The accuracy and depth of these country listings varies significantly, and some information may be incorrect. At best, this page presents only part of the story for a particular country. Additional information for this country may be available in Country Information]


CITIZENSHIP: Basis for citizenship law was not provided.

BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Gabon does not automatically confer citizenship. The exception is a child born to unknown parents within Gabon.

BY DESCENT: Child, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Gabon, is considered a citizen regardless of the child's country of birth.

BY NATURALIZATION: Gabonese citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions: Person must prove relinquishment of former citizenship and have resided within the country for at least 10 years.



VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of citizenship is permitted by law. Contact Gabonese Embassy for details and required paperwork.

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

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

Embassy of the Gabonese Republic Consular Section 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20007

Embassy/Consular Section: 202-797-1000 Fax: 202-332-0668


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