Kuwait’s stateless Bidun ‘offered Comoros citizenship’

Published: 10/Nov/2014
Source: BBC

Tens of thousands of stateless people in Kuwait – known as Bidun – could be offered citizenship of the Comoros islands off Africa, an official says.

The senior interior ministry official told a local newspaper that the Bidun would be given special applications for economic citizenship in the Comoros.

He said those who accepted would receive residence permits in Kuwait.

More than 100,000 Bidun claim Kuwaiti nationality but are considered illegal residents by the government.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: East Africa, Comoros
Year: 2014