President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified on Wednesday an amendment to the Egyptian nationality law, granting naturalized women the right to pass the nationality down to their minor children.
The Egyptian Nationality Law sets out many controls and procedures that regulate the process of granting the Egyptian nationality to foreigners.
A foreigner may acquire the Egyptian nationality in four cases as long as he does not have a mental disability and has never been convicted of a crime, unless he was later acquitted.
Egypt’s Parliament approved Sunday a law that allows foreigners residing in Egypt to obtain the Egyptian nationality for a bank deposit of LE 7 million.
Marouf Youssef’s agent said that the latter asked him to seriously seek and inquire about how to get Egyptian nationality.
Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar allowed 21 Egyptians to obtain foreign nationalities, while retaining their Egyptian nationality.