Egypt: Information on whether persons born in Sudan while it was still a protectorate of Egypt, prior to 1 January 1956, have any right to Egyptian citizenship. If so, information on whether their offspring born after 1956 are automatically entitled to Egyptian citizenship
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||EGY19344.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Egypt: Information on whether persons born in Sudan while it was still a protectorate of Egypt, prior to 1 January 1956, have any right to Egyptian citizenship. If so, information on whether their offspring born after 1956 are automatically entitled to Egyptian citizenship, 1 January 1995, EGY19344.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac107c.html [accessed 26 May 2013]|
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According to a representative of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Ottawa, generally speaking, persons born in Sudan while it was still the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium have no right to Egyptian citizenship (30 Dec. 1994). Please consult Responses to Information Requests EGY10094 of 17 January 1992 and SDN87333 of 3 June 1991, available through your Regional Documentation Centre for further information on Egyptian citizenship law. In addition, please find attached a copy of excerpts from a 29 May 1975 UNHCR document, which is an unofficial translation of the Arab Republic of Egypt's nationality law. For general information on the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium, please see the attached documents entitled Constitutions of the Countries of the World and The New Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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 the Arab Republic of Egypt, Ottawa. 30 December 1994. Telephone interview with staff member.
Arab Republic of Egypt. Nationality Law. 29 May 1975. Unofficial translation. (UNHCR/REFLEG)
El Din Osman, Dina Sheikh, Carmella Piscopo Keener and Kenneth R. Rush. April 1989. Vol. 18. "Sudan," Constitutions of the Countries of the World. Edited by Albert P. Blaustein and Gisbert H. Flanz. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, pp.1-4.
The New Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1989. 15th ed. Vol. 28. Edited by Philip W. Goetz. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, pp. 280-281.