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CITIZENSHIP: Palau became an independent nation in 1994; citizenship laws are taken from the 1994 Constitution.

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

BY NATURALIZATION: No opportunity for naturalized citizenship.



VOLUNTARY: Palauan citizens may renounce their citizenship at 21 years of age.

INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of Palauan citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires a foreign citizenship. Person has willfully lied or concealed information in applying for citizenship. Person advocates or participates in actions against the security of the nation of Palau. Person fraudulently or illegally entered the Island of Palau prior to or after naturalization.

ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship should be directed to the address below:

Embassy of the Republic of Palau 1150 18th Street NW, #790 Washington, DC 20415

Telephone: 202-452-6814 Fax: 202-452-6281


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