Equatorial Guinea: Information on the right to Equatorial Guinean nationality for the male spouse of a national of Equatorial Guinea, and on the process he has to follow in order to obtain Equatorial Guinean nationality
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 April 1997|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GNQ26533.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Equatorial Guinea: Information on the right to Equatorial Guinean nationality for the male spouse of a national of Equatorial Guinea, and on the process he has to follow in order to obtain Equatorial Guinean nationality, 1 April 1997, GNQ26533.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac5a1c.html [accessed 28 February 2015]|
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The information that follows was provided by the embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Washington, DC, during an 11 April 1997 telephone interview with a representative.
A female national of Equatorial Guinea and her foreign spouse have the right to reside in Equatorial Guinea. The male foreign spouse has to reside in Equatorial Guinea for ten years before he can request and obtain Equatorial Guinean nationality. To acquire the Equatorial Guinean nationality, the male spouse has to apply in writing to the Ministry of Justice, which will evaluate and decide on the application. However, the male foreign spouse could also apply to obtain Equatorial Guinean nationality as soon as he arrives and starts residing in Equatorial Guinea, since the Ministry of Justice may be willing to give special consideration and allow for an early application, taking into account that the applicant is the spouse of an Equatorial Guinea national.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB 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.
Embassy of Equatorial Guinea, Washington, DC. 11 April 1997. Telephone interview with representative.