United Arab Emirates committee on immigration, nationality and passports

FCO 8/993 1969 Jan 01-1969 Dec 31

This file contains correspondence relating to the Union of Arab Emirates nationality proposals. It includes:

  • Memorandum by D J McCarthy regarding whether Britain should remain responsible in the field of citizenship once British protection in the Gulf ends in 1971
  • Report of the committee on immigration, nationality and unification of passports meeting in Umm Al Quwain
  • Memorandum by McCarthy, concerning Union legislation on nationality, and the issue of some nationals becoming stateless if the proposed legislation proceeds
  • Memorandum by G P Wall suggesting that the Gulf Rulers should be persuaded to insert a proviso that any person who has been granted the nationality of any member state prior to the enactment of the Union law should retain that status and be granted Union nationality