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President’s wife applies for Icelandic citizenship

The Icelandic National Broadcasting System, RÚV, reports that Mrs Dorrit Moussaieff, the wife of the Icelandic president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has applied for Icelandic citizenship with the Icelandic Ministry of Justice. According to RÚV Mrs Moussaieff filed the application on Monday this week.

Mrs Moussaieff and the president were married on May 14, 2003. According to Icelandic law, individuals who are married to Icelandic citizens must have resided in Iceland for at least three years in order to be eligible for Icelandic citizenship. According to RÚV, it takes on average 4-8 months on average for the Ministry of Justice to process applications for citizenship.

Earlier this month Mrs Moussaieff was detained at the Israeli border and refused permission to leave Israel. She was traveling using a British passport. Mrs Moussaieff is a citizen of Israel and the UK.

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