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Yugoslavia: Information on whether the current authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) would accept a passport issued in Serbia before or after 27 April 1992 as evidence of citizenship, and whether location of habitual residence as indicated on page 2 of the passport form would affect acceptance

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 July 1994
Citation / Document Symbol YUG18006.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Yugoslavia: Information on whether the current authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) would accept a passport issued in Serbia before or after 27 April 1992 as evidence of citizenship, and whether location of habitual residence as indicated on page 2 of the passport form would affect acceptance, 1 July 1994, YUG18006.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac4b2c.html [accessed 22 September 2014]
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According to a representative at the Yugoslav embassy in Ottawa, citizenship is determined by place of birth, not by a passport place of issue or one's place of residence (25 July 1994). The representative indicated that an individual is entitled to Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) citizenship if he or she was born in Serbia or Montenegro, as indicated in the registry of births; the location and date of issuance of the individual's passport is not relevant (ibid.).

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.

Reference

Embassy of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Ottawa. 25 July 1994. Telephone interview with representative.

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