Nicaragua: Information on whether a female Bulgarian citizen can be eligible for Nicaraguan citizenship after her marriage to a Nicaraguan citizen in Bulgaria in 1990, and if not, on the procedure that she must follow in order to acquire Nicaraguan citizenship
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 December 1996|
|Citation / Document Symbol||NIC25648.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nicaragua: Information on whether a female Bulgarian citizen can be eligible for Nicaraguan citizenship after her marriage to a Nicaraguan citizen in Bulgaria in 1990, and if not, on the procedure that she must follow in order to acquire Nicaraguan citizenship, 1 December 1996, NIC25648.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab8170.html [accessed 18 November 2017]|
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An Official at the Embassy of Nicaragua in Ottawa stated during a 18 December 1996 telephone interview that a foreign woman who married a Nicaraguan citizen in 1990 in Bulgaria does not automatically receive Nicaraguan citizenship. The woman would be allowed to come and live with her husband in Nicaragua but in order to do so, she would have to apply for a residence permit upon her arrival in Nicaragua (ibid.). The same woman would be able to acquire Nicaraguan citizenship after three years of uninterrupted residence in Nicaragua (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.
Embassy of Nicaragua, Ottawa. 18 November 1996. Telephone interview with official.