Egyptian court allows foreign females with citizenship to pass it on to children

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 May 2015

Egyptian women married to foreigners have been able to pass on citizenship to their children since 2004

An Egyptian administrative court decided Sunday that female foreigners who acquired Egyptian citizenship can pass it on to their minor children, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The court said that acquiring citizenship is equal for males and females and thus, they can both pass it on, provided the children's residence in Egypt with the nationality-giver parent.

In 2004, the nationality law was amended to allow Egyptian women married to foreigners to pass on the Egyptian nationality to their children, in adoption to gender equality granted in the constitution.

 

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