Croatia: Information on whether ethnic Serbs born in Croatia are automatically considered to be Croatian nationals or whether they must apply for Croatian nationality
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 July 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||HRV11199|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Croatia: Information on whether ethnic Serbs born in Croatia are automatically considered to be Croatian nationals or whether they must apply for Croatian nationality, 1 July 1992, HRV11199, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac8770.html [accessed 22 May 2015]|
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An official at the Office of Croatia in Ottawa indicated in a telephone interview on 9 July 1992 that if an ethnic Serb born in Croatia was registered as a Serb during the population census of the former Yugoslav republic, he/she will have to apply for Croatian nationality and it will be granted. The individual's application should be submitted to the Croatian Ministry of the Interior.
While additional and/or corroborating information specific to this topic is not currently available to the IRBDC, further information related to nationality in the republics of the former Yugoslavia is available in the REFINFO database.
Please find attached an English translation of An Act Respecting Croatian Citizenship of 26 June 1991. Recent amendments to the Act have been received from the Office of Croatia in Ottawa; however, a translation of these amendments is not currently available to the IRBDC.
Office of Croatia, Ottawa. 9 July 1992. Telephone interview with Official.
Republic of Croatia. 26 June 1991. An Act Respecting Croatian Citizenship. Translation by Secretary of State Canada.