Burkina Faso: Information on whether both parents or one of the parents must be citizens of Burkina Faso in order for someone to be entitled to Burkina Faso citizenship
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 February 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||BFA19739.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Burkina Faso: Information on whether both parents or one of the parents must be citizens of Burkina Faso in order for someone to be entitled to Burkina Faso citizenship, 1 February 1995, BFA19739.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aca874.html [accessed 18 December 2014]|
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An official of the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Ottawa told the DIRB during an interview at the embassy that citizenship in Burkina Faso is regulated by the March 1993 Code des personnes et de la famille (13 Feb. 1995). The official stated that a child born of either a father or a mother who is citizen of Burkina Faso is automatically a citizen of Burkina Faso. For further information on the right to Burkina Faso citizenship, please consult the attached document.
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 Burkina Faso, Ottawa. 13 February 1995. Personal interview with an official at the embassy.
Burkina Faso. Code des personnes et de la famille. March 1993, pp. 41-59.