Crown Prince Na’if Approves New Saudi Citizenship Laws (Spanish, Italian And French Translations)

1st portion of article from Mubasher.info

Changes In Naturalization Law Approved
By Arab News | Riyadh
15 January 2012

Crown Prince Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, approved the amendments of two articles contained in executive regulations governing the granting of Saudi Arabian nationality to children and women.

“The new amendments to Articles (7) and (8) concern children born in the Kingdom to a foreign father and Saudi mother and a foreign woman married to a Saudi,” spokesman of Civil Affairs Muhammad Al-Jasser said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency.

2nd portion of article from Mubasher.info

Local media reported in November last year that the Shoura Council had recommended granting citizenship to non-Saudi women married to citizens if they fulfilled certain conditions.

In its recommendations the Shoura also urged the Council of Ministers to grant citizenship to children of Saudi women married to non-Saudi men.

Al-Jasser said the amendment to Article (7) states that a committee set up by the Directorate of Naturalization will evaluate the applicant on the basis of five factors that would enable the candidate to score the seven points needed to be considered for citizenship.

1. If his residence in the Kingdom is permanent at the time when he becomes adult. In that case he is eligible to get one point in the evaluation.

2. If he has an academic certificate not less than a secondary graduation, he gets one point.

3. If the father of the mother and her grandfather from her father’s side are Saudis, he gets six points.

4. If only his mother’s father is Saudi, he gets two points.

5. If an applicant has one or more Saudi brothers or sisters, he gets two points.

If an applicant gets at least seven points, the committee recommends his application for further action. If the points are below seven his application will be kept in reserve and the applicant will be informed of the situation.

The application of a woman married to a Saudi for citizenship will also be evaluated by the committee and will consider six factors. Candidates should score 17 points for further action.

1. If one or more of her relatives such as father, mother or brother are Saudis, she gets two points.

2. If she is born in the Kingdom, she gets two points.

3. If she has an academic certificate not less than a university degree, she gets two points.

4. If she is a resident in the Kingdom for a period of not less than 10 consecutive years prior to the date of her marriage, she gets two points.

5. For each year, after the approval of the competent authority of the marriage, she gets one point, up to a maximum of twelve points.

6. If she gives birth to a baby, she gets two points and if she gives birth to two babies or more she gets four points. If, however, the children’s father is not Saudi, her application for Saudi citizenship shall not be considered.

If the woman applicant fails to score 17 points, the committee will keep the application in reserve.

Naif Approves Amendments To Citizenship Regulations
Saudi Gazette | Riyadh
14 January 2012

Crown Prince Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, has approved amendments to two articles of the executive regulations for Saudi Arabian nationality.

Muhammad Bin Jasser Al-Jasser, spokesman of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, pointed out that the new amendments included Articles 7 and 8 concerning people born in the Kingdom to a foreign father and a Saudi mother and to a foreign woman married to a Saudi.

Al-Jasser said the amendment to Article 7 states that in light of the information provided by a male applicant, his application shall be evaluated by a committee formed by the Directorate of Naturalization branch of the Ministry of Civil Affairs through five elements: If his residence in the Kingdom is permanent at the age of majority (becoming an adult), he gets one point; if he has an academic certificate not less than that of a secondary level, he gets one point; if the father of the mother and her grandfather from her father’s side were Saudis, he gets six points; if only her father is a Saudi, he gets two points, and if an applicant has one Saudi brother or sister, or more, he gets two points.

If an applicant gets at least seven points, the committee recommends that his application be considered, otherwise his application shall be reserved.

Al-Jasser noted that amendment to Article 8 states that in light of the information provided by a female applicant, her application shall be evaluated by a committee formed by the Directorate of Naturalization branch of the ministry through six elements: If one or more of her relatives (father, mother or brother) are Saudi, she gets two points; if she was born in the Kingdom, she gets two points; if she has an academic certificate of not less than a university degree, she gets two points, if she has been residing in the Kingdom for a period of not less than 10 consecutive years prior to the date of her marriage she gets two points; for each year, after the approval of the competent authority of the marriage, she gets one point, a maximum of 12 points, and if she gives birth to a baby, she gets two points (if she gives birth to two babies or more, she gets four points) and if the father of her children is not a Saudi, her application for Saudi nationality shall not be considered.

If a female applicant gets 17 points, the committee recommends that her application be considered, otherwise her application shall be reserved. — SG/SPA __

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Cambios En Ley De Naturalizacion Aprobados
Noticias Árabes | Riyadh
15 Enero 2012
Traducción al Español por Cristina D

El príncipe heredero Naif, Viceprimer Ministro y Ministro del Interior, aprobó la modificación de dos artículos contenidos en disposiciones reglamentarias que rigen la concesión a niños y mujeres de la Nacionalidad de Arabia Saudita.

“Las nuevas modificaciones a los artículos (7) y (8) se refieren a niños nacidos en Arabia Saudita de un Padre Extranjero y Madre de Arabia Saudita y una Mujer Extranjera casada con un Saudita,” dijo en un comunicado el portavoz de Asuntos Civiles Muhammad Al-Jasser, a la Agencia de Prensa Saudita.

Los medios locales informaron en noviembre del año pasado que el Consejo Shoura había recomendado conceder la ciudadanía a las mujeres no-sauditas casadas con ciudadanos, si estas cumplen ciertas condiciones.

En sus recomendaciones, la Shoura también instó al Consejo de Ministros para conceder la ciudadanía a los hijos de las mujeres sauditas casadas con hombres no-sauditas.

Al-Jasser dijo que la enmienda al artículo (7) establece que un Comité establecido por la Dirección de Naturalización evaluará al solicitante sobre la base de cinco factores que permiten que al candidato conseguir los siete puntos necesarios para ser considerado para la ciudadanía.

1. Si su residencia en Arabia Saudita es permanente en el momento en que se convierte en adulto. En este caso, es elegible para obtener un punto en la evaluación.

2. Si tiene un Certificado Académico no inferior a una Graduación de Secundaria, obtiene un punto.

3. Si el Padre de la Madre y su Abuelo por parte de su Padre son Sauditas, obtiene a seis puntos.

4. Si solamente el Padre de su Madre es de Arabia Saudita, tiene dos puntos.

5. Si el solicitante tiene uno o más hermanos o hermanas, de Arabia Saudita, tiene dos puntos.

Si el solicitante recibe por lo menos siete puntos, el comité recomienda la aplicación de nuevas acciones. Si los puntos están por debajo de siete su solicitud se mantendrá en reserva y el solicitante será informado de la situación.

La aplicación para la ciudadanía de una mujer casada con un Saudita también será evaluada por el Comité y tendrá en cuenta seis factores. Las candidatas deben anotar 17 puntos para la acción futura.

1. Si uno o más de sus familiares, como Padre, Madre o Hermano son Sauditas, recibe dos puntos.

2. Si ha nacido en el Arabia Saudita, obtiene dos puntos.

3. Si tiene un certificado académico no inferior a un título universitario, obtiene dos puntos.

4. Si es residente en Arabia Saudita por un período de no menos de 10 años consecutivos antes de la fecha de su matrimonio, recibe dos puntos.

5. Por cada año, después de la aprobación de la autoridad competente de la boda, ella consigue un punto, hasta un máximo de doce puntos.

6. Si da a luz a un bebé, recibe dos puntos y si ella da a luz a dos bebés o más se pone cuatro puntos. Sin embargo, si el Padre de los niños no es Saudita, su solicitud de Ciudadanía Saudita no será considerada.

Si la mujer solicitante no logra obtener 17 puntos, el Comité su aplicación en la reserva.

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Naif Approva Degli Emendamenti Alle Norme Sulla Cittadinanza
Traducido al Italiano por A.P.

Riyadh – Il Principe ereditario Naif Bin Abdul Aziz, vice-Premier e Ministro dell’Interno, ha approvato degli emendamenti a due articoli delle norme esecutive riguardanti la nazionalità arabo-saudita.

Muhammad Bin Jasser Al-Jasser, portavoce del Ministero per gli Affari Civili, ha sottolineato che i nuovi emendamenti includono gli articoli 7 e 8 che riguardano le persone nate nel Regno da padre straniero e madre saudita e da donna straniera sposata con un saudita.

Al-Jasser ha detto che l’emendamento all’art.7 stabilisce che, in base alle informazioni fornite da un richiedente maschio, la sua richiesta sarà esaminata da un comitato formato dalla sezione della Direzione per la Naturalizzazione presso il Ministero per gli Affari Civili alla luce di cinque elementi: se la sua residenza nel Regno è abituale al raggiungimento della maggiore età (quando diventa adulto), ottiene un punto; se detiene un titolo di studio non inferiore al diploma di scuola superiore, ottiene un punto; se il padre della madre e il nonno di lei dal lato paterno erano sauditi, ottiene sei punti; se solo il padre della madre è saudita, ottiene due punti, e se un richiedente ha un fratello o una sorella, o più, sauditi, ottiene due punti.

Se un richiedente totalizza almeno sette punti, il comitato raccomanda di prendere in considerazione la sua richiesta, altrimenti la richiesta verrà posta sotto riserva.

Al-Jasser ha osservato che l’emendamento all’art.8 stabilisce che, in base alle informazioni fornite da una richiedente femmina, la sua richiesta sarà esaminata da un comitato formato dalla sezione della Direzione per la Naturalizzazione presso il Ministero per gli Affari Civili alla luce di sei elementi: se uno o più dei suoi familiari (padre, madre o fratello) sono sauditi, ottiene due punti; se è nata nel Regno, ottiene due punti; se detiene un titolo di studio non inferiore alla laurea, ottiene due punti; se è stata residente nel Regno per un periodo non inferiore a 10 anni consecutivi prima della data del matrimonio, ottiene due punti; per ogni anno, dopo l’approvazione del matrimonio da parte dell’autorità competente, ottiene un punto, fino ad un massimo di 12 punti, e se dà alla luce un bambino ottiene due punti (se dà alla luce due bambini o più, ottiene quattro punti) e se il padre dei suoi figli non è saudita la sua richiesta per ottenere la nazionalità saudita non verrà presa in considerazione.

Se una richiedente femmina totalizza 17 punti, il comitato raccomanda di prendere in considerazione la sua richiesta, altrimenti la richiesta verrà posta sotto riserva.

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Les Changements Dans La Loi De Naturalisation Sont Autorisés
Par Arab News | Riyadh
15 Janvier 2012
Traduction Française par Aisha M.

Le prince héritier Naif, vice-première ministre et ministre de l’Intérieur, a approuvé les modifications de deux articles contenus dans les règlements exécutifs régissant l’octroi de la nationalité saoudienne aux enfants et aux femmes.

Le porte-parole des Affaires civiles, Mohammed Al-Jasser, a dit dans une déclaration à la Saudi Press Agency que : “Les nouveaux amendements aux articles (7) et (8) concernent les enfants nés dans le Royaume qui ont un père étranger et une mère saoudienne, et une femme étrangère mariée à un Saoudien”

Les médias locaux ont rapportés en Novembre 2011 que le Conseil de la Choura a recommandé l’octroi de la citoyenneté aux femmes non-saoudiennes mariées à des citoyens si elles remplissaient certaines conditions.

Dans ses recommandations, la Choura a également exhorté le Conseil des Ministres d’accorder la citoyenneté aux enfants nés de femmes saoudiennes mariées à des hommes non-saoudiens.

Al-Jasser a déclaré que l’amendement à l’article (7) stipule que le comité mis en place par la Direction de la Naturalisation permettra d’évaluer le candidat sur la base de cinq facteurs qui pourraient permettre au candidat de marquer les sept points nécessaires pour être considéré comme citoyen.

1. Si sa résidence dans le Royaume est permanente au moment où il devient adulte. Dans ce cas, il est éligible pour obtenir un point dans l’évaluation.

2. S’il a au moins un certificat de fin d’études secondaires, il obtient un point.

3. Si son grand-père maternel et le grand-père paternel de sa mère sont Saoudiens, il obtient six points.

4. Si seul son grand-père maternel est Saoudien, il obtient deux points.

5. Si un requérant a un ou plusieurs frères ou sœurs Saoudiens, il obtient deux points.

Si un candidat obtient au moins sept points, le comité recommande sa demande pour de mesures supplémentaires. Si les points sont inférieurs à sept sa demande sera mise en réserve et le requérant sera informé de la

La demande de citoyenneté d’une femme mariée à un Saoudien sera également évaluée par le comité et celui-ci tiendra compte de six facteurs. Les candidates doivent avoir 17 points pour pouvoir avancer.

1. Si un ou plusieurs de ses proches tels que son père, mère ou un frère sont Saoudiens, elle obtient deux points.

2. Si elle est née dans le Royaume, elle obtient deux points.

3. Si elle a au moins un diplôme universitaire, elle obtient deux points.

4. Si elle a été une résidente dans le Royaume pendant au moins 10 années consécutives avant la date de son mariage, elle obtient deux points.

5. Pour chaque année, après l’approbation de l’autorité compétente de ce mariage, elle reçoit un point, jusqu’à un maximum de douze points.

6. Si elle donne naissance à un bébé, elle obtient deux points et si elle donne naissance à deux bébés ou plus, elle obtient quatre points. Si, toutefois, le père des enfants n’est pas Saoudien, sa demande de citoyenneté saoudienne ne sera pas considérée.

Si la requérante obtient moins de 17 points, le comité va maintenir sa demande en réserve.

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