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Saudi Arabia: Information on whether there are laws which prevent a Saudi national from bringing his Iraqi Kurdish wife who is a national of Iran to Saudi Arabia

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 August 1992
Citation / Document Symbol SAU11575
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Saudi Arabia: Information on whether there are laws which prevent a Saudi national from bringing his Iraqi Kurdish wife who is a national of Iran to Saudi Arabia, 1 August 1992, SAU11575, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab137c.html [accessed 1 September 2014]
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A representative of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa provided the following information on the above subject during a telephone interview on 27 August 1992.

 Saudi nationals who wish to marry foreign nationals are required to apply to the Ministry of the Interior for permission. There is a possibility that permission may not be granted. This law applies to all Saudi nationals who wish to marry foreigners regardless of the nationality of their future spouses.

 Unless the Saudi authorities issue permission to a Saudi national to marry a foreigner abroad, that marriage will not be recognized in Saudi Arabia; this Saudi national may not bring his/her spouse to Saudi Arabia.

 Additional and/or corroborating information on the above subject is currently unavailable to the IRBDC.

Reference

Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Ottawa. 27 August 1992. Telephone Interview with Representative.

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