Croatia: Update to HRV10615.E on whether ethnic Croats from former Yugoslavia have rights in Croatia
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||HRV15936.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Croatia: Update to HRV10615.E on whether ethnic Croats from former Yugoslavia have rights in Croatia, 1 January 1994, HRV15936.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aca937.html [accessed 20 February 2018]|
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The following information was provided by an official of the Office of the Republic of Croatia in Ottawa and it is based on the assumption that the ethnic Croats reside outside of Croatia (4 Jan. 1994). Ethnic Croats from the former Yugoslavia can secure Croatian rights only as citizens of Croatia. They cannot apply for citizenship from within Croatia. According to the official, they must apply to the nearest Office of the Republic of Croatia. The official noted that the easiest way for ethnic Croats from the former Yugoslavia to obtain Croatian citizenship is to prove that they have relatives who are residents of Croatia. They can obtain this proof by writing to the relatives to confirm the relationship. For detailed information on Croatian citizenship, please refer to Responses to Information Request HRV10615 and HRV10825. These documents are available at your Regional Documentation Centre.
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.
Office of the Republic of Croatia, Ottawa. 4 January 1994. Telephone interview with official.