TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s lawmakers on Monday unanimously approved the details of a bill that grants citizenship right to children born to an Iranian mother and a foreign father, a lawmaker said.
Hassan Norouzi told Press Shia Agency that the details of the bill that allows Iranian mothers to convey citizenship to their children were put to the vote during an open session of the parliament on Monday.
He said the bill that has one article and three notes will be referred to the Guardian Council for its legal process to become a law.
The parliament had passed the generalities of the bill on Sunday. The law, which is considered a major breakthrough, would give tens of thousands of children access to social and health care services.
As per the new law, thousands of children born to Iranian mothers abroad and inside the country will enjoy the right of a citizen enshrined in the Civil Rights Law of Iran.