Suriname/Guyana: Update to GUY11907 of 26 October 1992 and SUR9870 of 12 December 1991 on whether a person can have dual citizenship in Guyana and Suriname
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||7 December 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZZZ38163.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Suriname/Guyana: Update to GUY11907 of 26 October 1992 and SUR9870 of 12 December 1991 on whether a person can have dual citizenship in Guyana and Suriname, 7 December 2001, ZZZ38163.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4bed84.html [accessed 13 December 2013]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
According to an official at the Guyana Consulate General in Toronto, Guyanese nationals who obtain citizenship from another country do not lose their Guyanese citizenship, unless the other country requires this. Guyana recognizes dual citizenship with all other countries without exception (9 Nov. 2001).
According to an official at the Suriname Consulate in Miami, Suriname requires that its citizens abandon all other citizenship, without exception (6 Dec. 2001). From the Surinamese perspective, it would be impossible to have citizenship in both Suriname and Guyana (ibid.).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Guyana Consulate General, Toronto. 9 November 2001. Telephone interview with an official.
Republic of Suriname Consulate General, Miami. 6 December 2001. Telephone interview with an official.
Additional Sources Consulted
One unsuccessful attempt at contacting an oral source.
U.S. Department of State.