Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to two new batches of 8 people

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On March 17, 2023, Saudi Arabia began officially working on the system for granting Saudi citizenship to foreigners after making an amendment to it that includes the powers of those who are entitled to propose and issue the final decision to grant citizenship to any person.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to two new batches of eight people, as reported in the last issue (5026) From the official newspaper Umm al-Qura, issued on March 29.

The General Administration of Civil Status in the Riyadh Region announced that Ministerial Resolution No. (59) was issued on 8/15/1445 AH, granting Saudi Arabian nationality By Yasmine Yasser Abdel Rahman Al-Turkawi, according to Article (14) of the Nationality Law.

The General Administration of Civil Status in the Riyadh region also announced that Royal Order No. (41582) was issued on 6/5/1445 AH, granting Saudi Arabian citizenship to: Abdul-Ilah Jalal Abdul Karim Farah, his wife and Shaa Marouf Hassan Shamat, and his children: Suhaib – Muhammad – Waad. – Aisha – Jinn.

It was the family of the deceased Madlf bin Marzouq Abdullah Al Nuaimi Al Juhaishi The first Arab family to obtain Saudi citizenship after the decision to amend the system for granting Saudi Arabian citizenship. The decision to grant them citizenship was issued in “Umm Al-Qura” newspaper in its issue 4974(Page 34) on March 17, 2023.

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Saudi citizenship granting system

On March 17, 2023, Saudi Arabia officially began working on the system of granting Saudi citizenship to foreigners Make an edit It includes the powers of those who have the right to propose and issue the final decision to grant citizenship to any person.

  • To have permanent residency status in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia upon reaching the age of majority.
  • He must be of good conduct and has not previously been convicted of a criminal conviction or imprisonment for a moral crime for a period exceeding six months.
  • To be fluent in Arabic.
  • Within the year following his attainment of majority, he must submit an application to be granted Saudi Arabian citizenship.

According to Article Seven of the Nationality Law, “Anyone born inside or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to a Saudi father, a Saudi mother, and a father of unknown or stateless nationality, or born inside the Kingdom to unknown parents, is a Saudi. A foundling in the Kingdom is considered born there unless proven otherwise.” .

In addition to the possibility of granting Saudi citizenship to foreigners according to conditions, Riyadh began, less than two years ago, granting Saudi citizenship to a number of people with distinguished qualifications, experience, and rare specializations, as it issued, in November 2021, approval to grant Saudi citizenship to a number of people. Distinctive competencies, experiences and rare specializations.

This came in light of the royal order to open the door to the naturalization of legal, medical, scientific, cultural, sports and technical competencies in a way that contributes to strengthening the wheel of development and benefits the nation in various fields, in line with Vision 2030 that aims to enhance the attractive environment through which human competencies can be invested and the distinguished can be attracted. And creative people.

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