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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: Citizenship is administered through the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Security, and the Ministry of Justice.

BY BIRTH: Birth with the territory of Togo does not automatically confer citizenship.

BY DESCENT: Child of a Togolese father, regardless of the child's country of birth. Child of a Togolese mother and an unknown father, regardless of the child's country of birth.

MARRIAGE: A foreign citizen who marries a citizen of Togo may register for citizenship.

BY NATURALIZATION: Togolese citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions: Person has legally resided in Togo for at least five years and has no criminal record.



VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Togolese citizenship is permitted by law. The person must either write a letter to the proper Ministry in Togo or return to Togo and personally enter the petition for loss of citizenship. The Togolese Embassy may render assistance, but cannot act as a representative for the person.

Person should not assume that loss of citizenship is automatic or guaranteed.

INVOLUNTARY: There are no grounds for involuntary loss of Togolese citizenship.

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

Embassy of the Republic of Togo Consular Section 2208 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-234-4212/13 Fax: 202-232-3190


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