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COTE d'IVOIRE (Formerly Ivory Coast)


CITIZENSHIP: Information about the basis for Cote d'Ivoire citizenship laws was not provided.

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

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

BY NATURALIZATION: Citizenship of Cote d'Ivoire may be acquired upon fulfillment of either of these conditions: Person has resided in the country for at least five years. Person has made a significant investment in the country or rendered a special service.


DUAL CITIZENSHIP: RECOGNIZED.


LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP:

VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of citizenship of Cote d'Ivoire is permitted by law. Contact the Embassy for details and required paperwork.

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


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

Embassy of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Consular Section 2424 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-797-0300 Fax: 202-483-8482


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