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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]

MYANMAR (Formerly Burma)

CITIZENSHIP: Information on the basis for Myanmar citizenship law was not provided.

BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Myanmar does not automatically confer citizenship.

BY DESCENT: Child, both of whose parents are citizens of Myanmar, regardless of the child's country of birth. Child born in Myanmar of a Myanmar mother and an unknown father

BY NATURALIZATION: Acquisition of Myanmar citizenship by foreign nationals is limited. Foreign nationals who marry citizens of Myanmar are not allowed to obtain citizenship, but may be granted a permit to live in the country.



VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Myanmar citizenship is permitted. Contact the Myanmar Embassy for details and required paperwork.

The Myanmar Embassy states that most citizens of Myanmar wishing to relinquish citizenship, rather than formally renouncing citizenship, simply fail to renew their internally required passports. Once a passport has expired, citizenship is automatically lost.

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

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

Embassy of the Union of Myanmar Consular Section 2300 S St., NW Washington, DC 20008

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-332-9044/45 Fax: 202-332-9046


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