Oman: Information on whether a child born outside Oman to a father with dual Somali/Omani citizenship would have a claim to Omani citizenship
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 September 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||OMN21558.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Oman: Information on whether a child born outside Oman to a father with dual Somali/Omani citizenship would have a claim to Omani citizenship, 1 September 1995, OMN21558.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac7e70.html [accessed 20 April 2015]|
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The following information was provided by the Consul at the Embassy of Oman in Washington, DC (13 Sept. 1995).
According to the Consul, the child would have a legitimate claim as long as the father can submit the appropriate documents. The Consul added that the father can apply for the child at the Ministry of the Interior in Oman. The father would have to provide the following documents: a valid Omani passport, a marriage certificate, and the birth certificate of the child. There would be a fee of approximately 20 to 25 US dollars.
The Consul stated that in Omani citizens must receive permission from the Ministry of the Interior in order to marry abroad. An Omani or mixed couple who did not obtain this permission before marrying would experience administrative problems when trying to register their children as Omani citizens. The Consul stated that, in such a case, the Ministry of the Interior would require further verifications.
For additional information, please consult the attached documents.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB 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.
Embassy of Oman, Washington, DC. 13 September 1995. Telephone interview with Consul.
Moneyclips. 5 October 1994. "Royal Decree on Taxation, Nationality Law". (NEXIS)
_____. 11 September 1994. "Royal Decree on Omani Nationality". (NEXIS)
_____. 1 November 1993. "Three Decrees Issued in Oman". (NEXIS)
_____. 24 February 1992. "Omani Nationality Granted". (NEXIS)