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Equatorial Guinea/Spain: Rights to Spanish nationality of Equatorial Guineans, including whether those born before, during or after Equatorial Guinea's independence in 1968 had any rights to Spanish nationality, whether nationality is automatic or whether there are procedures to be followed, whether children of Equatorial Guineans who acquired Spanish nationality before, during or after independence can themselves acquire Spanish nationality

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1998
Citation / Document Symbol ZZZ29578.E
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According to an official at the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa, all Equatorial Guineans, no matter their year of birth, can obtain Spanish nationality by fulfilling a two- year residency requirement (25 June 1998). The official added that offspring of a Equatorial Guinean who has acquired Spanish nationality would be subjected to the same residency requirement.

For additional information on the procedures and requirements to acquire Spanish nationality for a child whose parent acquired Spanish nationality, please consult Response to Information Request ESP18538.E of 6 October 1994, including its Juris-Classeur attachment.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate 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. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

Embassy of Spain, Ottawa. 25 June 1998. Telephone interview with an official.

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