Improved Status For Children Born To Saudi Women And Non-Saudi Men; Greater Rights (Italian Translation)

photocreditzazzleAt the end of last month there was an announcement by Arab News, “Sons Of Saudi Women Married To Foreigners Get Privileges” that was removed. Here is the FHWS blog post about it. A FHWS reader, Maya, called to my attention that, “there is a mis-translation from Arabic to English in this article. I have read about this in many Arabic newspapers and none specified “sons” as in male children. I think the author of this article thought the Arabic word “abna أبناء” literally meant “sons” while it was mentioned as a general word implying male and female children. These are some of the articles I read regarding the issues mentioned in the English article posted. Note the use of “abna” and “awlad” didn’t exclude females and I believe it was used to generalize.” If you are an Arabic speaker, have a look at the following articles and see for yourself…

http://www.saudi-sons.com/ar/?p=1694
http://www.saudi-sons.com/ar/?p=1670
http://www.saudi-sons.com/ar/?p=1703
http://www.saudi-sons.com/ar/?p=1709

Thank you Maya!

Alf mabruk…insha’Allah mubarak…to all the families affected by this new change. Many thanks to the Saudi government for taking progressive steps to improve the quality of life for all of its citizens and expats. May Allah continue to make it easier for all Saudi/non-Saudi couples and their children ameen. May Allah grant full rights to all Saudis and non-Saudis living in the Kingdom and spread throughout the world ameen.

Italian translation by A.P. has been added to Saudi Woman Wishes Death On Her Brother So That She Can Be Free To Marry A Non-Saudi Man and also to Children Born To Saudi Mother And Non-Saudi Father Will Be Granted Citizenship.

Tara Umm Omar

Kids In Mixed Marriages Granted Greater Rights
Saudi Gazette report | Riyadh
6 February 2013

The Directorate of Passports has begun the process of improving the status of children of Saudi women married to non-Saudis, a local newspaper reported.

The process has already begun in Riyadh, Jeddah and Madinah with Makkah to follow suit.

The minister of interior has instructed five ministries and emirs of provinces to help improve the status of Saudi women who chose to marry non-Saudis. The process involves granting the children of such couples the sponsorship of their mother.

If they live outside the Kingdom, she will have the right to bring them into the country to live with her under her sponsorship.

The government will bear the cost of their iqama fees and they will be allowed to work in the private sector without the need to transfer their sponsorship to their employer.

They will be treated as Saudis when receiving education and healthcare and will be counted toward the Saudization percentage in the private sector.

The passports offices were flooded with beneficiaries of this landmark decision.

They were calling for a directive to facilitate the procedure of granting citizenship to children of Saudi women regardless of who they were married to.

New conditions that were approved last year require proof of the mother’s and grandfather’s identity to consider an application for citizenship.

A Saudi woman can also bring her non-Saudi husband from abroad to live with her under her sponsorship.

His iqama will show that he is the husband of a Saudi citizen. The marriage should have been approved and authenticated by the government.

Photo Credit: Zazzle

FURTHER READING
Women Married To Foreigners Can Now Sponsor Kids, Spouse
Breakthrough: Saudi Women Can Pass On Citizenship Rights To Their Children
ترصد أصداء تنفيذ قرار مجلس الوزراء الخاص بتنظيم زواج السعوديات بغير سعودي

_____BEGIN ITALIAN TRANSLATION_____

I Bambini Nati Da Matrimoni Misti Ottengono Maggiori Diritti
Saudi Gazette report – Riyadh
6 Febbraio 2013
Traduzione Italiana di A.P.

La Direzione per i Passaporti, secondo quanto riportato da un quotidiano locale, ha dato inizio al processo per migliorare lo status dei figli di madri saudite sposate con non-sauditi.

Il processo è già iniziato a Riyadh, Jeddah e Medina, e a ruota seguirà La Mecca.

Il ministro dell’interno ha dato istruzioni a cinque ministeri e agli emiri delle provincie perchè aiutino a migliorare lo status delle donne saudite che scelgono di sposare non-sauditi. Fa parte del processo la concessione ai figli di queste coppie della sponsorizzazione materna.

Se vivono fuori dal Regno, lei avrà il diritto di portarli a vivere con sé nel paese sotto con la sua sponsorizzazione.

Il governo si accollerà i costi del loro iqama ed avranno il permesso di lavorare nel settore privato senza che sia necessario trasferire la loro sponsorizzazione al datore di lavoro.

Saranno trattati come sauditi nei servizi educativi e nell’assistenza sanitaria, e nel settore privato saranno conteggiati nella percentuale destinata alla sauditizzazione.

Gli uffici passaporti sono stati presi d’assalto dai beneficiari di questa decisione che costituisce una pietra miliare.

Questi beneficiari avevano richiesto una direttiva che facilitasse la procedura per la concessione della cittadinanza ai figli di donne saudite, indipendentemente dalla nazionalità dei mariti.

L’anno scorso erano state approvate nuove condizioni che richiedevano prova dell’identità della madre e del nonno perchè venisse presa in considerazione la richiesta per la concessione della cittadinanza.

Una donna saudita può anche portare il marito non-saudita a vivere con sé sotto la sua sponsorizzazione.

L’iqama di lui dimostrerà che è marito di una cittadina saudita. Il matrimonio dovrebbe ricevere l’approvazione e l’autenticazione del governo.

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Tara Umm Omar

American married to a Saudi.

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