Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH – The Civil Status Department has started issuing family registry for the married, divorced or widowed Saudi women so as to enable them finalize their procedures and paperworks at the government or private departments which require them to present a family registry to prove the identities of their dependents.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the move was in line with the instructions of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, to facilitate the procedures for all categories of citizens.
Mohammed bin Jasser Al-Jasser, spokesman of the department, said the decision will facilitate the procedures for Saudi women and protect their rights.
He said the Saudi woman can now obtain an official document containing all the details of her dependents and can, therefore, approach any sector which demands the approval of the identities of the dependents.
He said the new registry will not carry the photo of the Saudi woman but the names and civil records of her dependents.
Jasser, however, said obtaining a national identity card is a condition for getting the family registry.
He said the issuance of the family registry will be made according to a scheduled appointment on the department’s website.