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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: The basis for Cuban citizenship laws was not provided.

BY BIRTH: Child born within the territory of Cuba, regardless of the nationality of the parents.

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

BY NATURALIZATION: Data not provided.



Many countries automatically revoke citizenship upon a person's acquisition of a foreign citizenship, but this is known not to always be the case in Cuba. Former citizens of Cuba should not assume that acquisition of a new nationality has released them from obligations and responsibilities associated with Cuban citizenship.

VOLUNTARY: Voluntary loss of citizenship is permitted by Cuban law; however, it is necessary to first acquire the permission of the Council of State.

INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Cuban citizenship: Person serves in an enemy armed force during time of war.

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

Cuban Interest Section Embassy of Switzerland 2630 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20007

Telephone: 202-797-8518 or 202-797-0748 Fax: 202-797-8521

[State Department Desk Officer for Cuba: 202-647-9272]


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