Interior Minister: Reviewing Naturalization

The interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, said that the honour of carrying the Bahraini nationality will only be given to those who deserve it. However, in the light of the current political, economic and security situation, we are revising the nationality policy. The issue of granting nationality and issuing passports is assessed by the Ministry and is governed by the Nationality Law.

The Al Wifaq society has welcomed the Interior Minister’s decision which involved a full review of the naturalization policy, stressing that its credibility lies in its practical implementation. Al Wifaq also pointed out that citizens and political forces had demanded a review of the nationality policy.