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Special ID cards to be issued for children of Jordanian women married to foreigners

By JT - Mar 27,2016 - Last updated at Mar 27,2016

AMMAN — The Civil Status and Passports Department (CSPD) will start printing and issuing special identification cards to children of Jordanian women married to foreigners within the coming few days, Marwan Qteishat, director general of the department, said Sunday.

The department will start issuing the IDs after it finishes the necessary technical and administrative procedures, Qteishat told the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

By December 2015, the CSPD had issued 56,000 identification certificates to children of Jordanian women married to foreigners. The certificates are required for them to receive the new IDs.

In 2014, the government announced that it was granting children of Jordanian women married to foreigners certain privileges.

The privileges are granted provided that their mothers have been residing in Jordan for a minimum of five years, including 180 days every year, according to the CSPD.

Government officials have said in the past that there are 88,983 Jordanian women married to non-Jordanians, and these families have 355,932 children registered with the CSPD.

Qteishat said the department will announce the names of the mothers whose children have been issued IDs on the CSPD website (http://www.cspd.gov.jo) and through SMS.

He added that the mothers are required to bring the identification certificates and their own IDs with them to receive the IDs for their children.

The government has set up a special unit at the Interior Ministry to follow up on the implementation of the special regulations related to the issue of Jordanian women married to foreigners.

 

Under the law, Jordanian women cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

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