Just wanted to know what is the status of a baby born in the UAE? Do they get UAE nationality straight away? I mean, is the UAE nationality by blood or by land? What if I DON'T want it for my babby, can I just give it a miss, do I have to formally renounce to it or is it complusory?
Please advise! We are British/Italian, we are having our baby in Duabi in JUly and need some peace of mind about this.
uae nationality is by blood only! all children borne to expatriates in the uae have to register under one of the parents passorts (and assume thier nationality), they can never become uae nationals!
once they have their own passport they are then sponsored under your husbands visa (as you will have to be), and only have residency status in the uae.
this applies to adults as well, expatriats at present cannot become citizens of the uae, they are only granted 3 year (renewable) residency.
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