Saudi Arabia announces a change to its citizenship laws

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Saudi Arabia announces a change to its citizenship laws

Saudi Arabia is making adjustments to the process through which it bestows citizenship to foreign nationals.

The Prime Minister will have the authority to confer citizenship to foreign nationals in accordance with new regulations, which are scheduled to become law after being published in the Kingdom’s Official Gazette.

The choice was made public via the Um Al Qura gazette and the official Mecca Province Twitter account.

Saudi Citizenship rule change

As suggested by the Kingdom’s Interior Minister, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz will have the authority to issue citizenship to certain persons. The Kingdom has changed Article Eight of its Nationality Law to implement the adjustment.

In January, a royal order authorizing the modification was issued, and on March 13 it became official.

According to a report in Um Al Quara, Article Eight of the Saudi Nationality Law would be changed to read “Saudi nationality may be given by decree of the Prime Minister based on a proposal from the Minister of Interior” after a review of Royal Decree No (M / 88) dated 6/11/1444 AH.

It happens as the Kingdom introduces significant modifications to who is qualified to become a citizen.

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz issued a royal decree earlier this year that establishes who is eligible to apply for citizenship in the KSA.

The children of Saudi women who have married foreigners are now eligible to petition for citizenship once they become 18 under the new regulations. The decree added to the nation’s citizenship law’s article No. 8 in several ways.

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