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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CII. 876-OCT. 14, 1940 (g) A person born outside the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, has had ten years' residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, at least five of which were after attaining the age of sixteen years, the other being an alien: Provided,That, in order to retain such citizenship, the child must reside in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling five years between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one years: Provided further, That, if the child has not taken up a residence in the United States or its outlying possessions by the time he reaches the age of sixteen years, or if he resides abroad for such a time that it becomes impossible for him to complete the five years' residence in the United States or its outlying possessions before reaching the age of twenty-one years, his American citizenship shall thereupon cease. The preceding provisos shall not apply to a child born abroad whose American parent is at the time of the child's birth residing abroad solely or principally in the employment of the Government of the United States or a bona fide American, educational, scientific, philanthropic, religious, commercial, or financial organization, having its principal office or place of business in the United States, or an international agency of an official character in which the United States participates, for which he receives a substantial compensation; (h) The foregoing provisions of subsection (g) concerning reten- tion of citizenship shall apply to a child born abroad subsequent to May 24, 1934. SEC. 202. All persons born in Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, residing on the effective date of this Act in Puerto Rico or other territory over which the United States exercises rights of sovereignty and not citizens of the United States under any other Act, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States. SEC. 203. (a) Any person born in the Canal Zone on or after Febru- ary 26, 1904, and whether before or after the effective date of this Act, whose father or mother or both at the time of the birth of such person was or is a citizen of the United States, is declared to be a citizen of the United States. (b) Any person born in the Republic of Panama on or after Febru- ary 26, 1904, and whether before or after the effective date of this Act, whose father or mother or both at the time of the birth of such person was or is a citizen of the United States employed by the Gov- ernment of the United States or by the Panama Railroad Company, is declared to be a citizen of the United States. SEC. 204. Unless otherwise provided in section 201, the following shall be nationals, but not citizens, of the United States at birth: (a) A person born in an outlying possession of the United States of parents one of whom is a national, but not a citizen, of the United States; (b) A person born outside the United States and its outlying posses- sions of parents both of whom are nationals, but not citizens, of the United States, and have resided in the United States or one of its outlying possessions prior to the birth of such person; (c) A child of unknown parentage found in an outlying possession of the United States, until shown not to have been born i such out- lying possession. SEC. 205. The provisions of section 201, subsections (c), (d), (e), and (g), and section 204, subsections (a) and (b), hereof apply, as of the date of birth, to a child born out of wedlock, provided the paternity is established during minority, by legitimation, or adjudica- tion of a competent court. 1139 Birth in Puerto Rico. Birth in Canal Zone. Birth in Republic of Panama. Nationals, but not citizens, of U. S . at birth. Ante, p. 1138. Child born out of wedloek. Ante, p. 1138 .