Saudi Arabia: Information on the legal status in Saudi Arabia of children born in Syria to a Saudi father in a marriage that is not recognized by the government of Saudi Arabia
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 September 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||SAU11683|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Saudi Arabia: Information on the legal status in Saudi Arabia of children born in Syria to a Saudi father in a marriage that is not recognized by the government of Saudi Arabia, 1 September 1992, SAU11683, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab7b78.html [accessed 30 March 2015]|
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A representative of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa states that Saudi nationals who wish to marry foreign women are required to apply for permission to the Saudi authorities (1 Oct. 1992). The government of Saudi Arabia considers the marriages of Saudi nationals who have not obtained permission to be illegal. These Saudi nationals are required to "legalize" their marital status in Saudi Arabia by going to court if they wish to bring their families to Saudi Arabia.
The representative declined to provide information on the legal status in Saudi Arabia of those children whose fathers have not obtained permission.
Additional and/or corroborating information on the above subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB.
Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Ottawa. 1 October 1992. Telephone Interview with Representative.