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Naturalisations by sex (Saudi Arabia, 1974-2000)

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males females total
1974 234 379 613
1975 244 397 641
1976 110 501 611
1977 364 648 1,012
1978 560 638 1,198
1979 794 612 1,406
1980 825 576 1,401
1981 824 841 1,665
1982 1,042 856 1,898
1983 1,348 376 1,724
1984 907 398 1,305
1985 1,928 1,312 3,240
1986 1,663 1,289 2,952
1987 1,186 1,396 2,582
1988 1,477 1,489 2,966
1989 1,092 1,686 2,778
1990 597 1,563 2,160
1991 764 2,995 3,759
1992 449 2,734 3,183
1993 674 2,866 3,540
1994 650 3,926 4,576
1995 448 3,848 4,296
1996 615 3,948 4,563
1997 564 3,075 3,639
1998 618 4,536 5,154
1999 837 3,576 4,413
2000 903 3766 4,669

Source: Ministry of Interior, General Directorate of Passports

 

1. Definitions

 

Saudi Arabia does not allow double nationality. Becoming Saudi implies renouncing one’s previous citizenship.

 

A person born in the Kingdom to a Saudi mother and a foreign father may be eligible for Saudi nationality if the following conditions are met:

– permanent residence at the time of maturity;

– good conduct which includes not being punished for a penal crime or imprisoned for more than six months;

– good command of the Arabic language;

– submitting the application for nationality within one year of coming of age

(Art. 8, The Nationality Law 1954).

 

2. Institution which provides data

 

Ministry of Interior, General Directorate of Passports

 

3. Data availability

 

Published in the CDSI’ Statistical Yearbooks, in Chapter “Social services”, by previous nationality of recipient

Statistical Yearbooks until 2010′ are available online at: https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

No data on naturalisations is published fter 1420H (1999-2000G).

 

Date of access: November 2013.

 

 

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