Info For Western people,who criticize Burma on Rohingya Issue:SAUDI ARABIA CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship is based upon the Saudi Nationality Law.

Is this Saudi Citizenship Law be useful to reference for the International Standard?

Thanks to U Mg Mg Oo — the following messages are extracts from his original post on Friday, 20 July 2012 at 22:46

SAUDI ARABIA CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship is based upon the Saudi Nationality Law.


BY BIRTH: Birth within the territory of Saudi Arabia does not automatically confer citizenship.


BY DESCENT: Child of a Saudi father, born in wedlock, regardless of the child’s country of birth. Child of a Saudi father and foreign mother, born out of wedlock, will obtain the citizenship of the mother. Child born in Saudi Arabia, out of wedlock, to a Saudi mother and unknown father, child born out of wedlock to a Saudi mother, born outside the country, will not be granted citizenship by descent.


MARRIAGE: Foreign woman who marries a citizen of Saudi Arabia may apply for citizenship by registration. Residency requirements vary from case to case, up to five years. Citizenship is not automatically granted. Foreign man who marries a citizen of Saudi Arabia is able to apply for citizenship, granted on a case by case basis.


By NATURALIZATION: Saudi Arabia does not automatically grant rights to apply for naturalization. For persons who otherwise qualify (unspecified) for permanent residency, naturalization conditions include: Residence in the country for five years, no criminal record, and renunciation of previous citizenship.


DUAL CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED. Exception: A Saudi woman who marries a foreign citizen may retain her Saudi citizenship unless prohibited by laws of the spouse’s home country.



VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Saudi citizenship is permitted by law. Contact the Embassy for details and required paperwork.


INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for involuntary loss of Saudi citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires a foreign citizenship. Naturalized citizenship was obtained through fraud or falsehood.


ANY QUESTIONS concerning citizenship, or requests for renunciation of citizenship, should be directed to the address below: Embassy of Saudi Arabia Consular Section 601 New Hampshire Ave, NW Washington, DC 20037, Embassy Telephone: 202-342-3800 Consular Telephone: Fax: 202-944-5983

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