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Citizenship Through Mother Becomes a Reality

Citizenship Through Mother Becomes a RealityCitizenship Through Mother Becomes a Reality

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, a daughter of an Iranian mother received her identity booklet at the headquarters of Interior Ministry, the first to be issued for a child born out of a marriage between an Iranian mother and a father of a foreign country, thanks to the amendment of the Citizenship Act of the Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran of Sept. 24, 2018. 
“So far, a total of 75,000 individuals – 28,000 under 18 years and 47,000 who are 18 years or older – have applied for the Iranian identity booklet. At present, the legal procedures have been completed for 10,000 applications,” Mehdi Mohammadi, director general of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs of Interior Ministry, said.

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