Mauritius: Does a person born in Mauritius but having lived in the Seychelles have Mauritian citizenship, and does Mauritius accept double citizenship or allow a person who renounced his Mauritian citizenship to recover it?
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1990|
|Citation / Document Symbol||MUS5054|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Mauritius: Does a person born in Mauritius but having lived in the Seychelles have Mauritian citizenship, and does Mauritius accept double citizenship or allow a person who renounced his Mauritian citizenship to recover it?, 1 June 1990, MUS5054, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab0d78.html [accessed 8 March 2014]|
|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.|
For information on the cases in which Mauritian citizenship is normally granted, please find attached a copy of the section on citizenship from the Constitution of Mauritius as published in Constitutions of the Countries of the World: Mauritius (New York: Oceana Publications, Inc., 1985), pages 32-35. The Embassy of Mauritius in Washington, D.C. (no diplomatic representation in Canada), stated in a telephone communication with the IRBDC on 11 June 1990 that the attached section of the Constitution of Mauritius has not been amended or changed up to this date. The source also stated that Mauritius could accept double citizenship and would not normally allow recovery of Mauritian citizenship for those who had previously renounced it in order to acquire another citizenship. However, the source added that cases in which double citizenship, citizenship recovery or other similar question arises is referred by the Embassy to Mauritius for a decision, to be judged upon the circumstances of each particular case.