ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Nov 2021
Saudi Arabia has introduced a new policy to grant citizenship to talented foreigners.
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Saudi Press Agency - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques approves granting Saudi Citizenship to a selection of distinguished talents
On 11 November 2021, Saudi Arabia approved and issued a royal decree to grant citizenship to talented foreigners. This policy will be extended to "experts and exceptional global talents with unique competencies in religious, medical, scientific, cultural, sports and technological fields."
The decree has been passed in support of the Vision 2030 programme of Saudi Arabia. The Vision 2030 strategic plan was formulated in April 2016 to diversify the country's economy and reduce its dependence on hydrocarbons.