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Naturalization of ‘Kuwaiti wives’ after 18 years of married life

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KUWAIT CITY, March 23: The members of the Parliamentary Interior and Defense Committee and representatives of the Ministry of Interior, headed by the minister, have agreed on the issue of residence permit for some foreigners and naturalization of women married to Kuwaitis but some observations, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting Parliament sources said they agreed on the government’s proposal on the issue of naturalization of ‘Kuwaiti wives’ after 18 years of married life, even if she does not have children; will be treated as a Kuwaiti woman and will have the right for employment and will be given a passport to travel. This is even if the Kuwaiti has more than one wife.

The sources pointed out that the Parliamentary Interior and Defense Committee recommended shortening the period of granting citizenship to Gulf women and distinguishing them from other nationalities, especially since the integration of the Gulf women into the Kuwaiti society is not a problem due to their customs and traditions.

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