On the question of naturalizing the children of Saudi women married to foreigners

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Statistics show that about 700,000 Saudi women are married to non-Saudi men. Most of these couples have children. However, the system of Saudi nationality only grants Saudi citizenship to the children of Saudi men, even if they are married to non-Saudi women. However, the Saudi citizenship system does not treat the children of Saudi women the same as they are not granted nationality, even if they have been born, schooled, raised and living in the Saudi Kingdom with their mothers. An antiquated ...

Mohammed Al Shaikh

Saudi Arabia mulls nationality for children of Saudi mothers, foreign fathers

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Shoura Council on Tuesday agreed to study a proposal to grant nationality to children whose mothers are Saudis but fathers are non-Saudis. With a majority of 63 votes, the council agreed to study two proposals aimed at amending the Saudi nationality rules and regulations. The proposal was tabled about two years ago but had never been taken up for discussion. The proposal was tabled by two incumbent members, Latifa al-Shaalan and Ata al-Sibaiti, and three outgoing female members, Haya ...

How to avoid from getting cheated when investing in a second passport

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

In February, CNN’s Spanish-language channel broadcasted its year-long investigation into Venezuela’s Vice-President as being among officials involved in passport fraud. One document obtained by CNN linked VP Tareck El Aissami to 173 Venezuelan passports and ID’s that were issued to individuals from the Middle East, including people connected to the terrorist group Hezbollah. The passport scandal involved the illegal sale of passports and visas to Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, ...

Invest in Egypt, become an Egyptian? Debating the nationality plan

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Is Egypt is out of solutions for its economic crisis?

Stateless child born every 10 minutes, U.N. says

Monday, 2 November 2015

Being born with no nationality can cause children irreparable harm, the United Nations said

Abandoned by Saudi father, five siblings live in limbo

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Five siblings have been living with no national identity for over 30 years because their father refuses to recognize them as his

Stripping Egyptians of citizenship: a new punishment?

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Based on available information, Hisham Mohammad Ahmed al-Tayeb is the first Egyptian to be stripped of his citizenship. According to a cabinet decree issued on Oct. 15, the decision was taken because of “his permanent residence outside the country and his links to a foreign body that works on destabilizing national security.” Law 26 of 1975 gives the state the right to strip Egyptians of their citizenship “whether recently naturalized or of Egyptian parentage … at any ...

Kuwaitis behaving badly? Revoke their passports, say MPs

Monday, 18 August 2014

MP Abdul Hameed Dashti said he would call for a debate on the issue of Kuwaiti acts abroad that affect their country’s reputation.

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