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Kuwait takes step closer to granting Kuwait citizenship to non-Muslims

 

DUBAI – Non-Muslims in Kuwait may be granted citizenship if two proposals calling for amendments to the citizenship law are approved.

Parliamentary members Safa Al Hashem, Ahmed Fadhl and Khalid Al Shatti submitted proposals to grant Kuwaiti citizenship to non-Muslims.

Under the current law, Kuwaiti nationality may only be granted to Muslims by decree upon the recommendation of the Ministry of Interior.

Citizenship is given to applicants who are Muslim by birth, or have embraced Islam for at least five years. Applicants are also required to have resided in Kuwait for at least 20 years, or 15 years for Arab applicants, with clean police record, a stable job in Kuwait and with knowledge of the Arabic language. GAD/Expat Media

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