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asked Mar 5 in Personal by Ahmed
Hello everyone. My father is Kuwaiti. I am american. I am 19 years old. I have been in Kuwait for 6 months trying to obtain Kuwaiti nationality but it has been very difficult and everyone keeps giving me the run around. My father doesn't even want to help. Currently living with my grandmother (his mom). What should be my first steps? What should I do?.. the nationality law states that a child born to a Kuwaiti father is thereby Kuwaiti, but every day that passes it seems like it is not true at all. Thank you.

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6 Answers

answered Mar 6 by anonymous
u can approach a lawyer  or find a legal advisor to advice you and take course of action.
answered Mar 6 by Yousef k
the most important thing is that you don't have a american "جنسية" (double nationality is not allowed in Kuwaiti law), and try to get the Kuwaiti nationality as early as possible.

there are a list of things that you should  have to get the Jinsiya, heres a link for those requirements:

https://www.moi.gov.kw/portal/varabic/ShowPage.aspx?objectID=7bdcfd47-d5a7-47fa-9a05-f0a0bde01acc
commented Mar 6 by yousef k
then go to citizen's services from further information
answered Mar 6 by anonymous
There's probably a shit load of paper and documents you need, but the main important one is your father's citizenship.
answered Mar 6 by anonymous
FYI

Wives of Kuwaitis can  ‘can’ not automatically ‘will’, but ‘can’ get Kuwaiti nationality but this must MUST be requested by the husband AND they MUST surrender the US/UK etc passport as one of the last steps.
Physically turn it in to MOI....
For Americans/Brits this is usually a short bureaucratic step - the US /UK embassy will call the wife and say come pick up their US/UK passport but in other nationalities it might never come back
commented Mar 7 by anonymous
This is unrelated information to the question asked.
answered Mar 7 by A Friend
A personal friend of mine was in your exact same position. His father was not in the picture, but his Kuwaiti family helped him along every step of the way. It took him years to finally get to the point where all that was needed was a sign-off from the Council of Ministers. They gave him the runaround. He ended up just cutting his losses and going back to the States. Unless you are prepared to jump through hoops for years and years, with no certainty in the end, I would advise you to just go back to the US and forget Kuwait. In the end, why would you even want to be a citizen of a country that obviously does not care about your wellbeing? Kuwait probably doesn't deserve you anyway, and I say this as a Kuwaiti. It is a crime and a shame what this country does to its rightful citizens. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but if you stay, it will be more hardship and continuous disappointment. The process toward citizenship is extremely difficult, if not outright impossible. I say this because even with the help of ruling family members, my friend was unable to cross that last hurdle. Ultimately this was because his father was totally out of the picture and living outside Kuwait. However, if your father is here in Kuwait and willing to help, you might have a chance. Ask yourself though - is it worth it?
answered Mar 7 by A Friend
As an aside, you can contact me if you'd like and I can direct you to my friend, who has a much clearer idea of the process and could possibly provide you with some insight if you're interested. Good luck, and I mean that sincerely and in the best possible way.
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