Saudi Arabia: Implementing Regulations to Civil Status Law Amended
Saudi Gazette, 10 June 2022: The Saudi Arabian authorities have approved amendments to the Implementing Regulations to the Kingdom’s Civil Status Law.
Under the amendments, national ID cards have to display the full name of the holder in English.
The card also has to include the date of birth of its holder and the date of expiry of the card according to the Hirj and Gregorian dates.
The amendments apply to all digital and printed civil status documents, including family records, birth certificates and death certificates.
Government and non-Government agencies whose work requires verification of the national identity must not accept photocopies of the ID.
The personal picture in the ID has to be new, coloured with a white background, clear and show all facial features. The individual must not be wearing glasses or contact lenses.
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