Cuba Citizenship

Cuba Citizenship

CUBA CITIZENSHIP: The basis for Cuban citizenship laws was not provided.

  • BY BIRTH: Child born within the territory of Cuba, regardless of the nationality of the parents.
  • BY DESCENT: Child born abroad, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Cuba.
  • BY NATURALIZATION: Data not provided.

CUBA DUAL CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED.

CUBA LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP:

Many countries automatically revoke citizenship upon a person’s acquisition of a foreign citizenship, but this is known not to always be the case in Cuba.  Former citizens of Cuba should not assume that acquisition of a new nationality has released them from obligations and responsibilities associated with Cuban citizenship.

  • VOLUNTARY: Voluntary loss of citizenship is permitted by Cuban law; however, it is necessary to first acquire the permission of the Council of State.
  • INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Cuban citizenship: Person serves in an enemy armed force during time of war.

For more detailed information and advice on citizenship, please Contact EFSAG.