Official: 42,997 Received Bahraini Citizenship in Five Years
A total of 42,997 people have been granted Bahraini citizenship since 1996, said an interior ministry official on Saturday.
The Interior Undersecretary for Immigration and Passport Affairs Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said that
9,749 were of Arab origin.
Sheikh Rashid also said that the figure included naturalized citizens and their spouses, as well as children born when their parents were naturalized or later.
“The figure also includes women married to naturlized people or Bahrainis by birth,” he added.
He also said the number of foreign women married to Bahrainis by birth who became naturalized during that period was 7,663.
Ten percent of Bahrain's population are naturalized citizens, according to the sheikh – Albawaba.com
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