106 granted Emirati citizenship
Abu Dhabi, August 26, 2014
The Naturalisation, Residency and Ports Affairs General Directorate at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has granted UAE citizenship to 106 eligible candidates born to Emirati mothers.
The move is in line with the Federal Decree issued by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to grant the citizenship to children of Emirati mothers married to non-Emirati men, a statement said.
Brigadier General Dr Rashid Sultan Al Khodr, vice chairman of the Legal Council at the Ministry of Interior and spokesperson of the Naturalisation, Residence and Ports Affairs also pointed out that more citizenship applications are being reviewed, and more children of Emirati women will be awarded the UAE citizenship upon completion of the necessary procedures, it said. – TradeArabia News Service