Source: Mehr News Agency
Lawmakers overwhelmingly ratified details of a bill today which allows Iranian mothers to pass on citizenship to their children. The bill was approved in Monday's open session of the Parliament by 170 votes in favor, 21 votes against, and 4 abstentions out of 213 MPs in attendance.
Source: Iranian daily Etemad
The general outlines of the bill had been ratified yesterday which allows
Iranian citizenship to be granted to children born to foreign fathers and
According to the bill, mothers can pass on citizenship to their children before the age of 18. However, after that age, children themselves should submit the request which will be agreed to if the Ministry of Intelligence approves their case.
The bill notes that the security inquiry process should not exceed more than three months and that the Iranian police should issue a visa for the foreign father during this period.
The bill will be next addressed in the Guardian Council and if approved, will become law.
Parliament revokes act on obligatory permits for Iranian women marrying foreigners
Lawmakers also revoked an act that obliges Iranian women to obtain a permit
from the government for their marriage to foreign national men.
The MPs on a Monday session at the Parliament revoked Article 1060 of the civil code, which obliges Iranian women to obtain a permit from government for their marriage to foreigners.
Speaking to Mehr correspondent, MP Alireza Rahimi said with the amendment to the law, Iranian women no longer need to obtain a permit from government for marrying a foreigner, but they still need to register their marriage in the Iranian embassies.
Foreign ministry backs granting citizenship to children with foreign fathers
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Monday quashed the rumors
about the ministry's disagreement with granting citizenship to children with
"The bill on giving Iranian citizenship to children born of foreign fathers and Iranian mothers was prepared and submitted to the Parliament with cooperation of the foreign ministry," the spokesperson said.
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