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UZBEKISTAN


CITIZENSHIP: Laws are based upon the Citizenship Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Citizens of the Kara-Kalpak Republic are also citizens of Uzbekistan.

BY BIRTH: Birth within the Republic of Uzbekistan does not automatically confer citizenship. The only exceptions are abandoned children.

BY DESCENT: Child, both of whose parents are citizens of Uzbekistan, is considered a citizen of Uzbekistan regardless of the child's country of birth. Child, one of whose parents is a citizen of Uzbekistan, and the other parent is stateless, is considered a citizen of Uzbekistan regardless of the child's country of birth.

Child, one of whose parents is a citizen of Uzbekistan, is granted citizenship based on the following situations: Child born in Uzbekistan is a citizen. Child born outside of Uzbekistan, at least one of whose parents has residency in the country, is a citizen. Child, born outside of Uzbekistan and neither parent lives in the country, is granted citizenship upon the written request and consent of the parents.

BY NATURALIZATION: Uzbek citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions: Person has renounced former citizenship, has resided in Uzbekistan for at least five years, and has gainful employment.


DUAL CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED.


LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP: Permitted unless the person has unfulfilled obligations or debts to the state, or is under criminal sentencing.

VOLUNTARY: No information was provided.

INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of Uzbek citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires foreign citizenship. Person gains employment with an institution of a foreign power. Person, permanently residing abroad, has not registered with the consulate for five years. Person acquired Uzbek citizenship under false pretenses.


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

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan Consular Section 1746 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036

Embassy Telephone: 202-887-5300 Fax: 202-293-6804

emb@uzbekistan.org

www.gov.uz

 

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