Qatar: Public awareness of citizenship law low
The workshop was organised by the NHRC to familiarise employees of various government agencies as well as NGO representatives who directly deal with the public, with the basic rights of the people.
An expatriate woman married to a Qatari man is entitled to Qatar’s citizenship only after five years of marriage. She has to make a formal application to become a naturalised citizen. She loses the nationality the moment the couple divorce or the husband dies, the official said.
A naturalised Qatari can lose his nationality if he is convicted in a major criminal or civil case. Jadallah outlined various other circumstances under which a Qatari, naturalised or otherwise, can lose his citizenship
Talking about the issue of people with no citizenship, who in the local parlance are referred to as “bidoon”, Jadallah said they were common to the GCC region as a whole. The citizenship law, he said, aims at protecting the Qatari identity.
22 May 2009
Source: The Peninsula
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