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Saudi Arabia: Residency and status privileges attached to a Laissez Passer issued by Saudi Arabia to a Yemeni citizen who has resided in Saudi Arabia since 1979 and circumstances under which a Laissez Passer may be revoked or not renewed

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 23 May 2003
Citation / Document Symbol SAU41422.E
Reference 4
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Saudi Arabia: Residency and status privileges attached to a Laissez Passer issued by Saudi Arabia to a Yemeni citizen who has resided in Saudi Arabia since 1979 and circumstances under which a Laissez Passer may be revoked or not renewed , 23 May 2003, SAU41422.E , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4e131c.html [accessed 20 December 2014]
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claim to Saudi citizenship. The Laissez Passer will allow such individuals to exit and return to the country one time.

... The computer system used in issuing U.S. visas requires that a nationality be entered. Unless a person can show that s/he is of a specific nationality, Saudi nationality is entered by default; therefore, it is entirely plausible that someone who states s/he is not a Saudi citizen would carry a U.S. visa that indicates s/he is indeed a Saudi national (United States 14 Feb. 2001).

No information on the circumstances under which a Laissez Passer may be revoked or not renewed could be found among the sources consulted within the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference

United States. 14 February 2001. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). "Response to Information Request SAU01001.ZAR." [Accessed 1 May 2003]

Additional Sources Consulted

Global Survey of Group Classification on National ID Cards.

United States Department of State Freedom of Information (FOIA) Act Reading Room.

Unsuccessful attempts to obtain the requested information from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa within time constraints.

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