Parliament ratifies general outlines of granting citizenship to children with foreign fathers, Iranian mothers

TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) – Lawmakers passed the general outlines of a bill which allows the government to grant Iranian citizenship to children born to foreign fathers and Iranian mothers.

The bill was approved in Sunday's open session of the Parliament by 188 votes in favor, 20 votes against, and 3 abstentions out of 226 MPs in attendance.

If details of the bill are ratified in next sessions of the Parliament, these children can themselves apply for citizenship at the age of 18, and before that, the application should be submitted by their mother.

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