This actually strikes me as a worthwhile reform
Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports (GDP) said that it had
started implementing the government’s directives to allow the sons of
Saudi women married to foreigners to live in the country under their
The new rules allow the sons to take up jobs in the private sector and
remain under the sponsorship of their mothers, which helps them avoid
possible complex visa issues with their employers.
Under the rules, Saudi women are also able to sponsor their non-Saudi
husbands, but they must have valid passports from their countries...
According to official figures reported in the local media, around 2,000
Saudi women married foreigners in 2011, mainly in the Makkah region, the
Saudi capital Riyadh and the Eastern Province.
Saudi Arabian women still cannot pass on their citizenship, but this is a step in the right direction.
Labels: Saudi Arabia, Women's Rights