Bahrain Court Rejects Foreigner’s Bid For Daughter’s ID Card

The High Administrative Court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a foreign national seeking an ID card for his daughter before obtaining a passport for her in her nationality.

The court emphasised that issuing an ID card for a foreigner requires the name to be recorded as it appears in the passport or the nationality statement issued by the competent authority in the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Residence, along with the passport details for non-Bahrainis.

The plaintiff had filed a lawsuit before the Lower Administrative Court, requesting the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to issue a birth certificate for his daughter, born in 2017, along with an ID card, and to register this in its official records.

He indicated that he had submitted a request to the defendant, iGA, to issue a birth certificate, but they refused to do so except by a court order.

The Court ruled to oblige the iGA to issue a birth certificate for the plaintiff ’s daughter and register it in its official records.

However, it ruled that it lacked jurisdiction over the request to issue an ID card and referred it to the competent High Administrative Court.


News of Bahrain

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