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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: Based upon the Acquisition of Monegasque Nationality, dated January 1, 1987.

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

BY DESCENT: Child born in wedlock, whose father is a citizen of Monaco, regardless of the child's country of birth. Child born out of wedlock, whose mother is a citizen of Monaco and whose father is unknown. Child born out of wedlock to Monegasque citizens --citizenship granted upon marriage of parents. Children of naturalized citizens are automatically granted citizenship.

MARRIAGE: A foreign woman who marries a Monegasque man is automatically eligible for Monegasque citizenship. A Monegasque woman who marries a foreigner retains her Monegasque citizenship unless prevented by the laws of her husband's country.

BY NATURALIZATION: Monegasque citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions: Person has resided in the country for 10 years after reaching the age of 21, has proof of loss of previous citizenship, and has been freed from any obligation to perform military service abroad.

Children of naturalized citizens are automatically granted citizenship.



VOLUNTARY: Permitted under Monegasque law. Additional information was not provided.

INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of Monegasque citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires foreign citizenship. Person voluntarily performs military service abroad.

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

Consulate General of Monaco 565 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017

Telephone: 212-286-0500 Fax: 212-286-1574




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