Equatorial Guinea

Citizenship in Equatorial Guinea is set forth in the Ley No.3/2011 reguladora de la Nacionalidad Ecuatoguineana (in Spanish).  The law removed gender discrimination in the 1990 law and greatly simplified the provisions surrounding acquisition of nationality. However, it increased the period of residence necessary for naturalisation from 10 to 40 years. Dual nationality remains prohibited, except in case of a bilateral treaty permitting it.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child expressed disappointment in 2004 about the very low percentages of births which are being registered, as well as the lack of a functional registration system and lack of public awareness of the importance of registration.