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Saudi Arabia: Whether a non-citizen born in Saudi Arabia can obtain Saudi Arabia citizenship upon reaching the age of majority and if not, what kind of status would be available to him/her

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 March 1998
Citation / Document Symbol SAU29077.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Saudi Arabia: Whether a non-citizen born in Saudi Arabia can obtain Saudi Arabia citizenship upon reaching the age of majority and if not, what kind of status would be available to him/her, 1 March 1998, SAU29077.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab5733.html [accessed 11 December 2017]
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Current information on the status available to a non-citizen born in Saudi Arabia upon reaching the age of majority could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

However, Response to Information Request ZZZ23823.E of 15 May 1996,  available in all Regional Documentation Centres, provides information on the citizenship of children born to non-citizen in Saudi Arabia.

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.

Sources Consulted

Relevant laws on citizenship.

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Ottawa.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, REFWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).

Copyright notice: This document is published with the permission of the copyright holder and producer Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The original version of this document may be found on the offical website of the IRB at http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/. Documents earlier than 2003 may be found only on Refworld.

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