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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 Canada: 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 Canada: 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 18 December 2014]
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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.

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