Comoros/France: Whether a person born outside of Comoros in 1959, whose parents acquired Comorian citizenship (the date is not known), have rights to Comorian or French citizenship or to permanent residence in Comoros or in France
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||6 October 2000|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ZZZ35211.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Comoros/France: Whether a person born outside of Comoros in 1959, whose parents acquired Comorian citizenship (the date is not known), have rights to Comorian or French citizenship or to permanent residence in Comoros or in France, 6 October 2000, ZZZ35211.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4bed118.html [accessed 20 June 2013]|
According to the Consular section of the Embassy of France in Ottawa, on 31 December 1975, the Comoros were divided in two parts: Mayotte Island remained a part of France and the Islands of the Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli became an independent state called the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros (31 Aug. 2000).
According to a document of the French Department of Justice, a person is French if one of his/her parents was born in the Comoros before the independence of Comoros (n.d).
In an interview on 6 October 2000, the consul of the Embassy of Comoros in Paris stated that according to the Comorian citizenship code, a person born in 1959 whose parents are Comorian citizens has an automatic right to Comorian citizenship.
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. Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
Embassy of the Comoros, Paris. 6 October 2000. Telepnone interview with consul.
Embassy of France, Ottawa. 31 August 2000. Correpondence from consular section.
Ministère de la Justice, France. S.d. Actualités : naître ou devenir français(e).